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Should I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #5,599
United States Rank #10,249
Reach 0.1142%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.22 days
154.13 days >
Average installed length: 80.98 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.2 100.00%

PC Speed Maximizer v3.2

What is PC Speed Maximizer?

Smart PC Solutions is marketed as a PC performance optimizer that utilizes several techniques to attempt to increase the speed of the user's PC include registry tuning (which is a practice that is often criticized by experts as producing no results) as well as hard drive scrubbing. The overall value of such PC performance optimization is questionable yet might offer some benefit depending on the overall usability of the PC.

About  (from Smart PC Solutions)

Simple, Easy and Fast. With just the click of a button PC Maximizer will optimize your PC, remove potentially privacy risks and free up disk space. Simple and easy to use, the free diagnostic scan will help you identify items which can be cleaned or optimized to improve your PC performance and remove potential privac...  Read more

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 26.94 MB (28,250,139 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pcspeedmaximizer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 26.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Maximizer v3.2

  • SPMGuard.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Performance Monitor (Performance Monitor)
  • SPMReminder.exe
  • SPMSmartScan.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Smart Scan
  • SPMSchedule.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Schedule
  • Startw3i.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Launcher
  • PCSpeedMaximizer.exe - PC Speed Maximizer
  • SPMLauncher.exe - Fix PC problems and optimize performance
  • SPMUninstaller.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CB6085E8-F0CE-4135-8B58-6336251EA38D}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SPMSchedule.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Speed Maximizer Schedule.
  • SPMLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Speed Maximizer Schedule.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SPMSchedule.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC Speed Maximizer' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\SPMSchedule.exe.
  • SPMLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC Speed Maximizer' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\SPMLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SPMSmartScan.exe
Memory:1.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004778156%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00038254%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009528%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:17,583
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

Quickly and completely remove PC Speed Maximizer v3.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Speed Maximizer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Speed Maximizer v3.2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PC Speed Maximizer.

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#5,599

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.38%
Windows 8 25.17%
Windows Vista 8.12%
Windows XP 4.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.74%
Windows 8.1 9.91%
Windows 8 9.36%
Windows 7 Professional 8.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.75%
  France 15.66%
  Germany 10.86%
  Italy 10.86%
  Spain 3.95%
  Netherlands 3.81%
  MA 3.10%
  United Kingdom 2.40%
  Belgium 2.26%
  Canada 1.97%
  Brazil 1.55%
  Australia 1.27%
  Finland 1.27%
  Iran 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.70%
Acer 25.77%
Dell 12.07%
ASUS 10.22%
Toshiba 5.73%
Samsung 4.50%
GIGABYTE 2.66%
Lenovo 2.66%
Medion 2.45%
American Megatrends 1.43%
Intel 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.68%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.26%
Acer Aspire E1-531 2.13%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.13%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.70%


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