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PC Tune Up


PC Tune Up is a program developed by Tuneupmypc. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is PCTuneUp.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 12.76 MB (13,375,165 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of PC Tune Up come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Tune Up\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5AB9030F-61B6-460B-BAF2-026EF4158654}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.76 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Tune Up

Program executable:PCTuneUp.exe
PC Tune Up
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Tune Up\PCTuneUp.exe
Additional files:
  • updater.exe - PC Tune Up (updater 2.4.7, 2013)
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Uninst000.CA.dll - CustomAction
  • Uninst000.dll
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • PCTuneUp.exe - PCTuneUp (PC Tune Up)
  • Logging.dll - Logging
  • Helper.dll - Helper
  • Splash.exe - Splash
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • bo.dll - bo
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct
  • SplashScreen.dll
  • Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Installer XML

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Splash.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCTuneUp_Popup' (runs daily at 3:45 PM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCTuneUp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PCTuneUp' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Tune Up\PCTuneUp.exe true.

How do I remove PC Tune Up?

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Or, you can uninstall PC Tune Up 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 Tune Up, 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 Tune Up.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win XP 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Canada 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
ASUS 33.33%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 9010 AIO 33.33%
Dell Dell DXP051 33.33%
ASUSTeK 1015PE 33.33%


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