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Should I remove WinThruster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
40% remove it60% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,610
United States Rank #10,190
Reach 0.0986%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.50 days
73.82 days >
Average installed length: 38.78 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.79 99.86%
1.6.77 0.14%

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WinThruster

What is WinThruster?  (from Solvusoft)

WinThruster detects and repairs hundreds of PC errors, optimizes performance settings, and speeds up your PC. It repairs PC problems, decrease program load time, removes PC clutter, extends your computer's life, and restores system performance. WinThruster allows you to create customer scanning schedules that work arou...  Read more

Overview

WinThruster is a program developed by Solvusoft. The most used version is 1.79, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is winthruster.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 11.65 MB (12,219,230 bytes). UpDates.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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 18% of users of WinThruster come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: solvusoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinThruster\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinThruster\unins000.exe" /silent
Estimated size: 11.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinThruster

Program executable:winthruster.exe
Name:WinThruster
Path:C:\Program Files\winthruster\winthruster.exe
MD5:c3c53197ef659432af8123c460e890f7
Additional files:
  • RegCleanPro.dll - WinThruster
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall Application (WinThruster Uninstall Application)
  • UpDates.exe - WinThruster Updates (WinThruster for Solvusoft)
  • Sync.exe - WinThruster synchronization tool
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL
  • CleanSchedule.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WinThruster.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{38D76700-97B7-4247-8E73-FB39384A40DD}' (runs on registration).
  • Sync.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinThruster-nunu pc-Notification' (runs daily at 11:36 AM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • WinThruster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinThruster-nunu pc-Startup.
  • Sync.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinThruster-nunu pc-Notification.
Startup File (User Run)
  • WinThruster.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WinThruster' and executes as "C:\Program Files\WinThruster\WinThruster.exe" StartedAfter50PerNOpt.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinThruster.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinThruster\WinThruster.exe'.

How do I remove WinThruster?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 40%
Keep it 60%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.31%
Windows 8 41.79%
Windows XP 5.93%
Windows Vista 2.82%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.73%
Windows 8.1 11.66%
Windows 7 Professional 8.83%
Windows 10 Home 7.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.29%
  Germany 5.50%
  France 5.29%
  Italy 4.43%
  Brazil 4.21%
  Turkey 4.14%
  Taiwan 3.79%
  United Kingdom 3.36%
  Netherlands 2.93%
  India 2.71%
  Spain 2.43%
  Saudi Arabia 2.07%
  Russia 1.86%
  Poland 1.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.53%
Acer 18.78%
Dell 17.58%
ASUS 15.31%
Lenovo 6.22%
GIGABYTE 5.86%
Toshiba 5.50%
Samsung 5.14%
Medion 1.44%
American Megatrends 1.08%
Sahara 0.84%
Intel 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.89%
ASUS All Series 4.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.28%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.45%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.45%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.14%

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