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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,149
United States Rank #9,898
Reach 0.0353%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.74 days
375.92 days >
Average installed length: 197.52 days

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CleanMyPC - Registry Cleaner

What is CleanMyPC - Registry Cleaner?

CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner 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 CleanMyPC Software)

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 installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is RCleaner.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 7.5 MB (7,868,955 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in CleanMyPC - Registry Cleaner.
RCHelper.exe (5c21085e2fa52d42d40cd416fc61390c) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
CAT-QuickHeal (Suspicious) - DNAScan
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6940 Virus.Win32.FileInfector.gen (suspicious)
update.exe (60106d1fd876b5a75a5c01a2ca31aa24) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
CAT-QuickHeal 11.00 (Suspicious) - DNAScan
Clam AntiVirus PUA.Packed.ASPack
UnFD.exe (e6328244aad31d7260da3791c74400fc) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ByteHero BDV Trojan.Win32.Heur.Gen
Clam AntiVirus PUA.Packed.Armadillo
CleanMyPC - Registry Cleaner has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.registry-cleaner.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\Registry Cleaner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\Registry Cleaner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CleanMyPC - Registry Cleaner

Program executable:RCleaner.exe
Name:CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner
Path:C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\Registry Cleaner\RCleaner.exe
Additional files:
  • RCHelper.exe - CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner (CleanMyPC Scheduler)
  • rcleaner.exe
  • RCScheduler.exe
  • RegistryCleaner.exe
  • (Malware detected) UnFD.exe - Registry Cleaner (Survey Form for Uninstaller)
  • update.exe (by Sunisoft) - IncUpdate (Online Updater)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • RCHelper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Registry Cleaner Scheduler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\Registry Cleaner\RCHelper.exe" /startup.
  • RCScheduler.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Registry Cleaner Scheduler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\Registry Cleaner\RCScheduler.exe" /startup.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020176410%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00129951%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00071813%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:252,609
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:24.62 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove CleanMyPC - Registry Cleaner?

You can uninstall CleanMyPC - Registry Cleaner 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 - Registry Cleaner, 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 - Registry Cleaner.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.99%
Windows 10 19.66%
Windows XP 9.61%
Windows Vista 6.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.48%
  United Kingdom 10.19%
  Canada 4.80%
  Netherlands 3.24%
  Romania 2.76%
  Australia 2.64%
  India 2.64%
  Italy 1.80%
  Germany 1.56%
  Iran 1.56%
  Philippines 1.56%
  Greece 1.32%
  Sweden 1.08%
  Belgium 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.12%
Acer 20.40%
Hewlett-Packard 18.91%
ASUS 10.20%
Toshiba 4.23%
Intel 2.99%
Lenovo 2.49%
Samsung 2.24%
American Megatrends 1.49%
Sony 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.46%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.48%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.98%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.98%

Publisher URL: www.registry-cleaner.net


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