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Should I remove Avast Cleanup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,809
United States Rank #18,904
Reach 0.0065%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.49 days
279.89 days >
Average installed length: 147.06 days


VersionDistribution 25.58% 24.81% 33.33% 7.75% 0.78% 4.65% 0.78% 0.78% 1.55%

Avast Cleanup


Avast Cleanup is a program developed by AVAST Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 cleanupui.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 84.36 MB (88,453,155 bytes). cleanupupdate.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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 66% of users of Avast Cleanup come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avast.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Cleanup\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Cleanup\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 84.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avast Cleanup

Program executable:cleanupui.exe
Name:Avast Cleanup
Cleanup UI
Path:C:\Program Files\avast software\cleanup\cleanupui.exe
Additional files:
  • aswcmnbs.dll - avast! Antivirus (Common functions)
  • aswcmnis.dll - Antivirus independent functions
  • aswcmnos.dll - Antivirus HW dependent library
  • aswproperty.dll - avast! Property Storage library
  • avastip.dll - avastIP Dynamic Link Library
  • burger_client.dll - avast! Burger Client library
  • commchannel.dll - Communication Channels
  • event_manager.dll - avast! Event Manager library
  • event_manager_burger.dll - avast! Burger Event Consumer library
  • bcuengines.dll - Avast Antivirus (avast! Browser Cleanup Engine)
  • grimefighter2.dll - Avast GrimeFighter 2
  • log.dll - Avast Logging Library
  • cleanupupdate.exe - avast! Cleanup
  • cleanupsvc.exe - Avast Cleanup (Cleanup Service)
  • ffl2.dll
  • jsonrpcserver.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • cleanupupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avast! Cleanup Update' (runs daily at 19.46).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • cleanupupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avast! Cleanup Update.
  • cleanupsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Avast Cleanup' (CleanupSvc).

How do I remove Avast Cleanup?

You can uninstall Avast Cleanup 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 Avast Cleanup, 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 Avast Cleanup.

Win 10 65%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.62%
Windows 7 34.62%
Windows Vista 0.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 44.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.59%
Windows 10 Pro 7.81%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.71%
  France 4.57%
  Italy 4.57%
  Canada 4.00%
  Germany 3.43%
  United Kingdom 3.43%
  Spain 2.86%
  Singapore 1.71%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  South Africa 1.14%
  Belgium 0.57%
  BG 0.57%
  Brazil 0.57%
  Czech Republic 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.43%
Dell 23.91%
Hewlett-Packard 17.39%
ASUS 8.70%
Lenovo 7.61%
Samsung 2.17%
Toshiba 2.17%
American Megatrends 2.17%
Alienware 1.09%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 24-3455 3.81%
Acer Aspire ES1-512 2.86%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.90%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 1.90%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.90%

About AVAST Software

avast! antivirus software provides PC virus protection.
Publisher URL: www.avast.com


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