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What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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5.0.0 4.35%
4.8.0 21.74%
4.6.0 4.35%
3.0.0 69.57%

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System TuneUp

What is System TuneUp?

System TuneUp 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 Acelogix Software)

System TuneUp is a modified version of our product - "Ace Utilities". It has a different user-interface and will only work on systems using Windows XP or above. System TuneUp comprises of a collection of tools to optimize your pc's performance. It allows you to find and remove the junk files in your PC, invalid regi...  Read more


The most common release is 3.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named stu.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 11.8 MB (12,371,310 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acelogix.com/systuneup.html
Help link: www.acelogix.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acelogix\System TuneUp
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Acelogix\System TuneUp\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 11.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by System TuneUp

Program executable:stu.exe
Name:System TuneUp
System TuneUp Application
Path:C:\Program Files\acelogix\system tuneup\stu.exe
Additional files:
  • rc.exe - Registry Defrag and Compactor Application
  • regbak.exe - Registry Backup & Restore (Registry Backup & Restore Application)
  • da.exe - Disk Analysis (Disk Analysis Application)
  • stlaunch.exe - Ace Utilities
  • Uninstall.exe - System TuneUp (System maintenance and Optimizer utility)
  • wipext.dll - Wipext Module
  • hstdel.exe
  • wipe.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • wipext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WipeExtST' with a class of {721A1B24-EC8B-4eda-9CCE-39720B9FA748}.
Scheduled Task
  • stu.exe is scheduled as a task named 'StuSkipUAC'.

How do I remove System TuneUp?

Quickly and completely remove System TuneUp from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall System TuneUp 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 System TuneUp, 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 System TuneUp.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.17%
Windows 8 21.74%
Windows XP 13.04%
Windows Vista 13.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.74%
Windows 7 Professional 17.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Canada 7.50%
  United Kingdom 7.50%
  Iran 5.00%
  Germany 5.00%
  France 2.50%
  Finland 2.50%
  Australia 2.50%
  Indonesia 2.50%
  Israel 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
Acer 13.64%
ASUS 9.09%
Gateway 9.09%
Toshiba 4.55%
Sony 4.55%
Medion 4.55%
American Megatrends 4.55%
Common models
Gateway E-4650 ... 10.53%
Dell XPS M1330 5.26%
O.E.M O.E.M 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 5.26%
Acer Aspire 1410 5.26%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 5.26%


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