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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,977
United States Rank #22,146
Reach 0.0030%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 66.48 days
859.16 days >
Average installed length: 451.42 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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CA PC Tune-Up

What is CA PC Tune-Up?  (from CA)

CA PC Tune-Up is designed to eliminate slow startups and keep your Windows PC operating at peak performance, while improving the stability of your system. CA PC Tune-Up takes the mystery out of maintaining your PC and fixes problems that used to require a PC technician to repair. An easy-to-use interface makes it simpl...  Read more


CA PC Tune-Up is a software program developed by CA. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named CA PC Tune-Up.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 2.9 MB (3,045,298 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 88% of users of CA PC Tune-Up come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and PR.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: CA Technologies
URL: www.ca.com
Help link: www.ca.com/faq/CA PC Tune-Up.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CA\CA PC Tune-Up\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CA\CA PC Tune-Up\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CA PC Tune-Up

Program executable:CA PC Tune-Up.exe
Name:PC Tune-Up
Path:C:\Program Files\CA\CA PC Tune-Up\CA PC Tune-Up.exe
Additional files:
  • InstallHelper.dll (by PC Pitstop,) - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • CA PC Tune-Up.exe (by PC Pitstop) - PC Tune-Up
  • Reminder-PCTuneup.exe (by PC Pitstop)
  • dpinst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • NonRotatingMedia.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WinSAT.exe - Windows System Assessment Tool
  • WTTLOG.DLL - WTT (WTT Logger Main)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dpinst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1C5DD5F-EA89-4604-8D19-25846AC0DEB5}'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Reminder-PCTuneup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Total Defense PC Tuneup Reminder' which loads as C:\Program Files\CA\CA PC Tune-Up\Reminder-PCTuneup.exe.

How do I remove CA PC Tune-Up?

You can uninstall CA PC Tune-Up 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 CA PC Tune-Up, 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 CA PC Tune-Up.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.27%
Windows Vista 13.56%
Windows 10 10.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.54%
Windows 7 Professional 20.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.86%
Windows 10 Home 3.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.39%
Windows 8.1 3.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.63%
  Canada 5.15%
  PR 4.12%
  Australia 1.03%
  Brazil 1.03%
  United Kingdom 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 30.95%
Dell 11.90%
Toshiba 7.14%
Lenovo 4.76%
American Megatrends 4.76%
Gateway 2.38%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 5.77%
HP 505B Microtower PC 5.77%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.85%
Gateway DX4850 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 1.92%

Publisher URL: www.ca.com


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