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What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,877
United States Rank #1,919
Reach 0.2069%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.13 days
475.79 days >
Average installed length: 249.99 days

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What is CleanUp!?  (from stevengould.org)

Covers your tracks on the Internet. CleanUp! deletes traces of you Internet activity that get stored on your hard disk. Supports all popular browsers. CleanUp! provides full support for the three most popular browsers used under Windows: Internet Explorer (versions 1.x-6.x), Netscape Navigator/Communicator (versions 1....  Read more


CleanUp! is a software program developed by stevengould.org. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Cleanup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 516.76 KB (529,167 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 70% of users of CleanUp! come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stevengould.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cleanup!
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\CleanUp!\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 516.76 KB

Program filesFiles installed by CleanUp!

Program executable:Cleanup.exe
Name:Windows CleanUp!
Removes temporary files. Frees disk space and helps protect privacy! :-)
Path:C:\Program Files\cleanup!\Cleanup.exe
Additional files:
  • Cleanup.exe - Windows CleanUp! (Removes temporary files. Frees disk space and helps protect privacy! :-))
  • uninstall.exe
  • CleanUp452.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Cleanup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DABD7013-88A3-4EA3-BE2D-EEBF60B86276}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • Cleanup.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'CleanUp!' which loads as C:\Program Files\CleanUp!\Cleanup.exe /WindowsRestart.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Cleanup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CleanUp!\Cleanup.exe'.

How do I remove CleanUp!?

You can uninstall 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 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 CleanUp!.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.95%
Windows 10 23.45%
Windows XP 13.65%
Windows Vista 9.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.42%
Windows 7 Professional 10.33%
Windows 10 Home 8.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.42%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  Australia 4.10%
  Canada 3.94%
  India 2.51%
  France 1.80%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Germany 0.95%
  Israel 0.83%
  Italy 0.71%
  Belgium 0.64%
  Spain 0.62%
  Turkey 0.55%
  Brazil 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.22%
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Acer 12.22%
Toshiba 7.59%
ASUS 5.45%
Samsung 3.83%
Intel 3.20%
Lenovo 2.52%
American Megatrends 1.80%
Sahara 0.83%
Common models
Samsung 940X3G/930X3G 6.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.05%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.05%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.44%


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