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VersionDistribution 44.44% 44.44% 11.11%

Avast Software Cleanup


Avast Software 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. 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 softwarecleanupgui.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 11.12 MB (11,664,214 bytes). swcuupdate.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 33% of users of Avast Software Cleanup come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and BG.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avast.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Software Cleanup
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Software Cleanup\SoftwareCleanupGUI.exe" /setup
Estimated size: 11.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avast Software Cleanup

Program executable:softwarecleanupgui.exe
Name:Avast SWCleanup
Avast Software Cleanup User Interface
Path:C:\Program Files\avast software\software cleanup\softwarecleanupgui.exe
Additional files:
  • swcuupdate.exe - avast! Software Cleanup (avast! Software Cleanup Update)
  • swcucmnres.dll - Avast SWCleanup (Common UI resources)
  • swcuengines.dll - avast! Software Cleanup Engine
  • swculangres_1033.dll - Software Cleanup language resource file
  • htmlayout.dll - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • remove.vbs

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • swcuupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avast! SWCU Update' (runs daily at 10:06 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SWCUUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avast! SWCU Update.

How do I remove Avast Software Cleanup?

You can uninstall Avast Software 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 Software 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 Software Cleanup.

Win 10 56%
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.56%
Windows 7 44.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 10 Home 11.11%
Windows 10 Pro Insider Pr... 11.11%
Windows 7 Enterprise 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Netherlands 25.00%
  BG 16.67%
  Egypt 16.67%
  Saudi Arabia 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 33.33%
Toshiba 22.22%
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Common models
ASUSTeK X55A 25.00%
ASUSTeK N73SV 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L30... 12.50%
HP EliteBook 6930p 12.50%
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Fo... 12.50%

About AVAST Software

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


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