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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,111
United States Rank #5,438
Reach 0.0308%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.81 days
466.50 days >
Average installed length: 245.11 days


VersionDistribution 0.16% 0.49% 21.58% 0.49% 2.47% 0.16% 0.33% 3.62% 0.16% 1.81% 4.78% 11.04% 1.98% 2.64% 3.29% 0.82% 2.31% 10.38% 0.16%
3.0.1624.4 1.32%
3.0.1624.11 1.15%
3.0.1587.31 1.81%
3.0.1587.12 0.16%
3.0.1587.10 11.70% 4.78% 0.16% 0.49% 0.16% 0.33% 0.33% 0.66% 0.33% 0.33% 0.16% 0.16%
2.0.3688.5 1.48%
2.0.3688.4 0.82%
2.0.3688.3 0.33%

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AOL Computer Checkup

What is AOL Computer Checkup?  (from AOL)

When you delete applications and files from your computer, all kinds of junk gets left behind. Worse yet, hidden traces from your Internet browsing history can expose sensitive data and compromise privacy. A regular system check up can keep your computer faster and safer.
AOL Computer Checkup is an effortless and au...  Read more


AOL Computer Checkup is a program developed by AOL. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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). The main program executable is aolccp.exe. The software installer includes 99 files and is usually about 46.38 MB (48,637,388 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 94% of users of AOL Computer Checkup come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: computercheckup.aol.com
Help link: www.aol.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\aol computer checkup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Checkup\uninst.exe /appName AOL Computer Checkup
Estimated size: 46.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AOL Computer Checkup

Program executable:aolccp.exe
Name:AOL Computer Checkup
Path:C:\Program Files\aol computer checkup\aolccp.exe
Additional files:
  • sdccont.exe (by Support.com) - System tools and utilities
  • sdcconta.exe (by Support.com)
  • browserContainer.dll
  • campaignMngr.dll
  • common.dll
  • configMngr.dll
  • contDll.dll
  • customDisp.dll
  • Formatter.dll
  • IO.dll
  • LicenseMngrDisp.dll
  • BatteryOptimizerModule.dll - PC PowerCare (Battery Optimizer Module)
  • DataBackupModule.dll - Data Backup Module
  • DiskCleaner.dll - Disk Cleaner Module
  • DiskExplorerModule.dll - Disk Explorer Module
  • DiskOptimizerModule.dll - Disk Optimizer Module
  • DiskToolsModule.dll - Disk Tools Module
  • DuplicateFinder.dll - Duplicate Finder Module
  • InternetOptimizerModule.dll - Internet Optimizer Module
  • MainUIModule.dll - Main UI Module
  • MemTurboModule.dll - Memory Optimizer Module
  • NetworkScannerModule.dll - Network Scanner Module
  • PCFixerModule.dll - PC Fixer Module
  • PrivacyProtectorModule.dll - Privacy Cleaner Module
  • RegistryCleanerModule.dll - Registry Cleaner Module
  • RegistryOptimizer.dll - Registry Optimizer Module
  • Scheduler.dll - Scheduler Module
  • sdcService.exe - Launcher Service
  • SecureDelete.dll - File Shredder Module
  • SecureEncryptorModule.dll - File Encryptor Module
  • JkDefragLib.dll (by J.C. Kessels) - JkDefrag (JkDefrag - disk defragmentation and optimization tool)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • blowfish.dll
  • GadgetInstaller.exe
  • libcurl.dll
  • SASDetection.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • sdccont.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{687A9D75-7F38-40F0-B7E8-F630856BB5DE}' (runs on registration).
  • sdcconta.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MainUIModule_AOL_Computer Checkup_{BDA49F87-1626-484F-AB5B-41EA29B28AD7}' (runs monthly on Thursdays at 6:17 AM).
  • sdcService.exe runs as a service named 'AOL Computer Checkup' (AOL Computer Checkup) "AOL Computer Checkup".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • sdccont.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MakiwaraNotify' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Checkup\sdccont.exe" /dummy /cfg "C:\Program Files\AOL Computer Checkup\uiFramework\common\PCPowerCare.xml" /notificationtoaster /mutexname notificationtoaster /hideWind.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:24.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000782294%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001821%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006002%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,697,487
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:339 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:24.24 MB
Total CPU:0.0000430122%
Kernel CPU:0.00002749%
User CPU:0.00001552%
CPU cycles/sec:46,672
I/O reads/min:43 Bytes
I/O writes/min:25 Bytes

How do I remove AOL Computer Checkup?

You can uninstall AOL Computer Checkup 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AOL Computer Checkup, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AOL Computer Checkup.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.55%
Windows 10 31.41%
Windows Vista 16.12%
Windows XP 5.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.87%
Windows 10 Home 16.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.12%
Windows 8.1 8.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.81%
Windows 7 Professional 4.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.44%
  United Kingdom 4.37%
  Saudi Arabia 0.20%
  Sweden 0.10%
  Argentina 0.10%
  Brazil 0.10%
  Egypt 0.10%
  Greece 0.10%
  Austria 0.10%
  France 0.10%
  Netherlands 0.10%
  Spain 0.10%
  PR 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.70%
Dell 33.56%
Acer 9.40%
Toshiba 7.83%
ASUS 4.70%
Lenovo 3.36%
Samsung 0.67%
American Megatrends 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.26%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.88%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.10%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.10%
Dell Inspiron 24-3455 2.71%

About AOL

America Online develops, grows, and invests in brands and sites.
Publisher URL: corp.aol.com


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