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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,706
United States Rank #3,153
Reach 0.1480%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.08 days
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Average installed length: 419.76 days


VersionDistribution 31.26% 3.50% 26.95% 10.11% 6.96%

AVG PC Tuneup 2011

What is AVG PC Tuneup 2011?

AVG PC Tuneup 2011 is a subscription-based registry cleaner and repair tool.

About  (from AVG Technologies)

We continually work in the background to help your PC always run at top speed. It’s a bit like having a doctor and cleaner permanently on hand. We’ll help find and fix the gaps and errors that cause your PC problems and clean up as we go. Significantly prolongs battery life by reducing the power consumption of the pro...  Read more


AVG PC Tuneup 2011 is a software program developed by AVG Technologies. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is boostspeed.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 24.01 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 32.81 MB (34,401,606 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 56% of users of AVG PC Tuneup 2011 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: AVG
URL: www.avg.com/us-en/avg-pctuneup
Help link: www.avg.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC Tuneup 2011\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC Tuneup 2011\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 32.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG PC Tuneup 2011

Program executable:boostspeed.exe
Name:PC Tuneup 2011
Path:C:\Program Files\avg\avg pc tuneup 2011\boostspeed.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
AVG PC TuneUp - Start Center part of AVG PC TuneUp, AVG's system cleaning and optimization tool.
Additional files:
  • avg_pct_stf_all_2011_24.exe (by AVG) - AVG PC Tuneup 2011 (AVG PC Tuneup 2011 Installation File)
  • avg_pct_stf_all_2012_26_c4.exe (by AVG)
  • sendlog.exe - Debug Log Sender
  • AdvisorHelper.dll - PC Tuneup 2011 (Advisor Library)
  • aushelper.dll - Additional Routines
  • AxBrowsers.dll - Browser Library
  • commonforms.dll - Common Forms
  • DebugMode.dll - DebugMode
  • DiskCleaner.exe - Disk Cleaner
  • DiskCleanerHelper.dll - Disk Cleaner Library
  • DiskDefrag.exe - Disk Defrag
  • DiskDefragHelper.dll - Disk Defrag Library
  • DiskDoctor.exe - Disk Doctor
  • DiskDoctorHelper.dll - Disk Doctor Library
  • DiskExplorer.exe - Disk Explorer
  • DiskExplorerHelper.dll - Disk Explorer Library
  • DiskSecurityHelper.dll - Disk Security Library
  • DiskWiper.exe - Disk Wiper
  • DuplicateFileFinder.exe - Duplicate File Finder
  • FileRecovery.exe - File Recovery
  • FileRecoveryHelper.dll - File Recovery Library
  • FileShredder.exe - File Shredder
  • helper.dll - Helper Library
  • InstantOptimizerHelper.dll - Service Manager Library
  • InternetOptimizer.exe - Internet Optimizer
  • InternetOptimizerHelper.dll - Internet Optimizer Library
  • localizer.dll - Localizer
  • ProgramManager.exe - Program Manager
  • ProgramManagerHelper.dll - Program Manager Library
  • rdboot32.exe - Registry Defrag
  • rdboot64.exe
  • RegCleaner.exe - Registry Cleaner
  • RegistryCleanerHelper.dll - Registry Cleaner Library
  • RegistryDefrag.exe
  • RegistryDefragHelper.dll - Registry Defrag Library
  • RepLibrary.dll - Report Creator
  • RescueCenter.exe - Rescue Center
  • RescueCenterHelper.dll - Rescue Center Library
  • ServiceManager.exe - Service Manager
  • ServiceManagerHelper.dll - Instant Optimizer Library
  • Settings.dll - Settings Library
  • avg_pct_stf_all_2012_27.exe - AVG PC Tuneup (AVG PC Tuneup Installation File)
  • armaccess.dll
  • ausshellext.dll
  • cdefrag.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ausshellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AusShellExt' with a class of {EBDF1F20-C829-11D1-8233-0020AF3E97A9}.
6 Scheduled Tasks
  • BoostSpeed.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Start On judy Logon'.
  • DiskDefrag.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AVG Disk Defrag' (runs weekly on Mondays at 12:00 p.m.).
  • InternetOptimizer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{655ACFC4-4120-43EA-97ED-A06E66A11443}' (runs on registration).
  • FileRecovery.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDB2EE4D-21F6-44C6-906C-46BC3305951F}' (runs on registration).
  • DuplicateFileFinder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C52837CE-A341-4034-AAFC-58726C26A49A}' (runs on registration).
  • cdefrag.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Console Defragmentation' (runs daily at 11:37 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BoostSpeed.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Start On bgc Logon.
Startup File (User Run)
  • BoostSpeed.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AVG PC Tuneup 2011' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC Tuneup 2011\BoostSpeed.exe" -UseTray.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DiskCleaner.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC Tuneup 2011\DiskCleaner.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:24.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006417531%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019153%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00045023%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:39.48 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:378 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove AVG PC Tuneup 2011?

You can uninstall AVG PC Tuneup 2011 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 AVG PC Tuneup 2011, 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 AVG PC Tuneup 2011.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 47%
Keep it 53%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.23%
Windows Vista 17.99%
Windows XP 12.20%
Windows 10 6.55%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.92%
Windows 7 Professional 7.67%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.74%
  United Kingdom 8.60%
  Canada 3.61%
  Italy 2.89%
  Australia 2.34%
  Netherlands 2.04%
  Brazil 1.94%
  Germany 1.38%
  Spain 1.33%
  Israel 1.17%
  Belgium 1.12%
  France 1.04%
  Czech Republic 0.96%
  Sweden 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.59%
Dell 25.91%
Acer 17.94%
Toshiba 10.88%
ASUS 4.73%
Samsung 2.22%
American Megatrends 1.99%
Intel 1.77%
Lenovo 1.31%
Sahara 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.88%
Dell Inspiron 1545 5.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.92%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.80%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.80%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.52%

About AVG Technologies

AVG Technologies is a global leader in security software, protecting more than 110 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries.
Publisher URL: www.avg.com


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