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Should I remove Cacheman?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,097
United States Rank #11,021
Reach 0.0356%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.21 days
124.10 days >
Average installed length: 65.20 days


7.91 5.14%
7.90 12.13%
7.85 7.70%
7.80 6.99%
7.70 18.12%
7.60 13.55%
7.50 14.84%
7.10 2.85%
10.50 0.43%
10.31 1.14%
10.30 0.29%
10.20 0.43%
10.10 2.71%
10.03 2.14%
10.02 0.71%
10.01 3.00%
10 7.85%


What is Cacheman?  (from Outertech)

Cacheman is an application designed to improve the performance of your computer by optimizing several caches, managing RAM and fine tuning a number of system settings. Auto-Optimization makes it suitable for novice and intermediate users yet it is also powerful and versatile enough for computer experts. Backups of sett...  Read more


Cacheman is a program developed by Outertech. The most used version is 7.70, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 cachemancontrol.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 3.81 MB (3,990,188 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 39% of users of Cacheman come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.outertech.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cacheman
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Cacheman\Uninstaller.exe"
Estimated size: 3.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cacheman

Program executable:cachemancontrol.exe
Cacheman Control Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\cacheman\cachemancontrol.exe
Additional files:
  • CachemanTray.exe - Cacheman (Cacheman Tray Icons)
  • uninst-Cacheman.exe - Cacheman Installer
  • CachemanServ.exe - Cacheman - controls RAM and File Cache
  • Uninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CachemanControl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_CachemanControl_namehcaC2~ARGORPC'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CachemanTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CachemanTray.
  • CachemanServ.exe runs as a service named 'Cacheman Service' (CachemanService) "Cacheman Memory and Cache Control Driver.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • CachemanTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CachemanTray' and executes as C:\Program Files\Cacheman\CachemanTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018279606%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00089970%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00092826%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,223,124
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:222 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:2.54 MB
Total CPU:0.0000928373%
Kernel CPU:0.00005687%
User CPU:0.00003597%

How do I remove Cacheman?

You can uninstall Cacheman 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 Cacheman, 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 Cacheman.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.38%
Windows 10 27.98%
Windows XP 10.09%
Windows Vista 2.41%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.36%
Windows 7 Professional 10.22%
Windows 10 Pro 7.91%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.55%
  Germany 7.88%
  France 5.13%
  Spain 3.63%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  Russia 3.00%
  Canada 3.00%
  Poland 2.25%
  Italy 2.00%
  Taiwan 1.88%
  Netherlands 1.75%
  UA 1.50%
  Argentina 1.25%
  Australia 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Acer 20.26%
Dell 18.42%
ASUS 11.84%
Toshiba 3.68%
Lenovo 3.16%
Samsung 2.11%
Intel 1.84%
Medion 1.05%
Sahara 1.05%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.81%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.28%
Compaq-Presario NY540AA-A... 2.67%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.67%
ASUS All Series 2.14%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.14%

About (from Outertech)

Outertech is a German software development company incorporated in 1999.
Publisher URL: www.outertech.com


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