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What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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1.5.7 100.00%

CleanMyPC version 1.5.7

What is CleanMyPC?

CleanMyPC is registry cleaner utility whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. CleanMyPC automates the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken links within the registry and resolving or removing them. The necessity and usefulness of registry cleaners is a controversial topic, with experts in disagreement over their benefits.

About  (from MacPaw)

CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner scans the Windows registry and finds incorrect or obsolete information in the registry. By fixing these obsolete information in Windows registry, your system will run faster and error free. The backup/restore function of the tool let you backup your whole Windows Registry so you can use it to...  Read more


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named CleanMyPCService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 15.72 MB (16,485,462 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macpaw.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 15.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CleanMyPC version 1.5.7

Program executable:CleanMyPCService.exe
CleanMyPC NT Service
Signed by:MacPaw INC
Path:C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\CleanMyPCService.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • CleanMyPCSystemInterop.exe - CleanMyPCSystemInterop
  • CMPCShell.dll - CleanMyPC Extension (Shell Extension)
  • CleanMyPCService.exe - CleanMyPCService (CleanMyPC NT Service)
  • RestorePoints.dll - CleanMyPC DLL (RestorePoints DLL)
  • CleanMyPC.exe - CleanMyPC
  • Common.dll - CleanMyPC Common
  • RegistryCleaner.dll - CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner
  • ReminderSystem.exe - Reminder System
  • SearchHelper.dll - CleanMyPC Search Helper
  • SecureEraseDropAgent.exe - SecureEraseDropAgent
  • FAT.dll
  • MFT.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CMPCShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CMPCShellExt' with a class of {1650DC30-2343-498A-B49A-37B90918F611}.
  • CleanMyPCService.exe runs as a service named 'CleanMyPC Watcher' (CleanMyPCService) "Detects and clean USB Devices and Recycles".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:109.02 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002800354%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026470%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001533%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:64.26 MB
Total CPU:0.0003764371%
Kernel CPU:0.00030634%
User CPU:0.00007009%
Memory:150.58 MB
Total CPU:0.0002666032%
Kernel CPU:0.00012673%
User CPU:0.00013987%

How do I remove CleanMyPC?

You can uninstall CleanMyPC 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 CleanMyPC version 1.5.7, 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 CleanMyPC.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.57%
Windows 10 46.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.93%
Windows 8 Pro 14.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.96%
Windows 7 Professional 9.26%
Windows 8.1 7.41%
Windows 8 Pro N 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.56%
  Romania 11.11%
  France 6.67%
  India 4.44%
  Greece 4.44%
  MA 2.22%
  Brazil 2.22%
  Thailand 2.22%
  UA 2.22%
  Australia 2.22%
  Austria 2.22%
  IQ 2.22%
  Indonesia 2.22%
  Israel 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 28.30%
Hewlett-Packard 22.64%
Dell 20.75%
ASUS 11.32%
Alienware 3.77%
Medion 3.77%
Acer 3.77%
Toshiba 1.89%
MSI 1.89%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Common models
LENOVO 20236 23.53%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 3.92%
HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC 3.92%
Alienware Aurora-R4 3.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B1... 1.96%


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