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Should I remove UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,447
United States Rank #47,397
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.25 days
184.43 days >
Average installed length: 96.91 days


3.5.1000.15467 94.74%
3.5.1000.15364 5.26%

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SystemOPTIMIZER provides automated, all-in-one solution for your PC. The most comprehensive, powerful and smartest SystemOPTIMIZER includes Smart PC Care to clean your PC just in a single click, Disk Optimizer to optimize your hard disk, Game Optimizer for faster gaming experience, Driver Updater to update outdated dri...  Read more


UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER is a software program developed by UTILILAB. The most common release is 3.5.1000.15467, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. 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 uso.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 61.06 MB (64,023,280 bytes). The installed file USOCheckUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 35% of users of UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Egypt.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: UTILILAB GmbH
URL: www.utililab.com/uso
Help link: www.utililab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\SystemOPTIMIZER\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\SystemOPTIMIZER\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 61.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER

Program executable:uso.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\utililab\systemoptimizer\uso.exe
Additional files:
  • AsInvoker.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER (UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - UAC Launcher)
  • asores.dll
  • Downloader.dll
  • GOHelper.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Game Optimizer
  • HighestAvailable.exe
  • HookDll.dll
  • HookDll64.dll
  • KillUSOProcesses.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Install Helper
  • launcher.exe
  • RequireAdministrator.exe
  • USOBackupManager.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Backup Manager
  • USOCheckUpdate.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Checking for Updates
  • USODefragServiceManager.exe
  • USODefragSrv.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Defrag Service
  • USODefragSrv64.exe
  • USODiskDoctor.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Disk Tools
  • USODiskExplorer.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Disk Explorer
  • USODiskOptimizer.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Disk Optimizer
  • USODriverUpdater.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Driver Updater
  • USODuplicateFilesRemover.exe - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Duplicate Files Remover
  • USOSecureShell.dll - UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER - Secure Delete Shell extension
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • USOSecureShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SecureExt' with a class of {AB31A0D4-4437-4389-8054-A9338DF771AA}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • USOCheckUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'USO-USOAutoCheckUpdate7Days' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 10.13).
  • USO.exe is scheduled as a task named 'USO-USOOneClickCare' (runs weekly on Fridays at 10.13).
  • USODiskOptimizer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'USO-USODiskOptimizer' (runs weekly on Mondays at 11:14 AM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • USODiskDoctor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named UTILILAB Disk Tools.
  • USO.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER.
2 Services
  • USODefragSrv.exe runs as a service named 'USODiskOptimizer' (USODiskOptimizer).
  • USODefragSrv64.exe runs as a service named 'USODiskOptimizer' (USODiskOptimizer).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • USO.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER' which loads as "C:\Program Files\UTILILAB\SystemOPTIMIZER\USO.exe" /autorun.

How do I remove UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER?

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Or, you can uninstall UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER 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 UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER, 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 UTILILAB SystemOPTIMIZER.
  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 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.26%
Windows 8 31.58%
Windows XP 7.89%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.79%
Windows 7 Professional 13.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.89%
Windows 10 Home 7.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.78%
  Iran 6.52%
  Egypt 6.52%
  France 4.35%
  GE 4.35%
  Canada 4.35%
  Vietnam 2.17%
  Latvia 2.17%
  Ecuador 2.17%
  Switzerland 2.17%
  Australia 2.17%
  Russia 2.17%
  India 2.17%
  DZ 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.48%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
ASUS 13.79%
Acer 6.90%
American Megatrends 6.90%
Samsung 3.45%
Sahara 3.45%
Packard Bell 3.45%
Compaq 3.45%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 7347 6.90%
HP 630 Notebook PC 6.90%
MSI MS-7522 3.45%
HP Pavilion 061 EL400AA-A... 3.45%
HP Pavilion dv8000 (RG020... 3.45%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 3.45%


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