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Should I remove True Sword 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
41% remove it59% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #35,585
United States Rank #35,645
Reach 0.0035%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.52 days
689.02 days >
Average installed length: 362.03 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.6 28.57%
5.4 67.35%
5.2 4.08%

Other programs by Security Stronghold

True Sword 5

What is True Sword 5?

During installation, the Security Stronghold Removal Tool utility will provide various bundled applications including RegClean Pro registry cleaner. It will then download utilities from its server and scan the user's PC. After scanning, it will show a number of 'malware' files found, including the bundled RegClean it installed. In order to remove the 'malware' you are required to purchase a product called True Sword Antispyware or Stronghold Antivirus.

Overview

The most common release is 5.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named truesword5.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 10.2 MB (10,691,846 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SecurityStronghold.com
Help link: www.SecurityStronghold.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\True Sword 5\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\True Sword 5\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by True Sword 5

Program executable:truesword5.exe
Name:True Sword
True Sword 5.2
Path:C:\Program Files\true sword 5\truesword5.exe
MD5:29f73a08bf793d81b57f71ceeef1d679
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • TrueSwordInstaller.exe
  • TrueSwordSchedule.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • TrueSwordSchedule.exe runs as a service named 'True Sword 5 Scheduler' (TrueSwordSchedulerService).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

TrueSwordSchedule.exe
Memory:3.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001142208%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007615%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003807%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:811,781
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:1
70 average
I/O reads/min:24 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove True Sword 5?

Quickly and completely remove True Sword 5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall True Sword 5 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 True Sword 5, 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 True Sword 5.

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 41%
Keep it 59%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#35,585

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.22%
Windows XP 24.49%
Windows Vista 10.20%
Windows 8 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.16%
Windows 10 Pro 2.04%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.09%
  Germany 22.81%
  United Kingdom 7.02%
  Australia 5.26%
  Italy 5.26%
  Netherlands 3.51%
  Thailand 1.75%
  Russia 1.75%
  Sweden 1.75%
  Argentina 1.75%
  Romania 1.75%
  Israel 1.75%
  DK 1.75%
  Croatia 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.58%
Dell 16.13%
Acer 16.13%
Lenovo 9.68%
Medion 9.68%
GIGABYTE 6.45%
Sony 6.45%
ASUS 6.45%
Sahara 3.23%
Intel 3.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
Packard Bell EasyNote TK8... 2.50%
LENOVO 20266 2.50%
LENOVO 10249DU 2.50%
FUJITSU SIEMENS ESPRIMO M... 2.50%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.50%

About (from Security Stronghold)

Company Profile Security Stronghold Company was founded by several computer security professionals.
Publisher URL: www.securitystronghold.com

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