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Should I remove Free Windows Cleanup Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,243
United States Rank #14,498
Reach 0.0144%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.80 days
200.58 days >
Average installed length: 105.39 days

Free Windows Cleanup Tool


Free Windows Cleanup Tool is a software program developed by Chai Gang. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. 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 DiskCleaner.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.24 MB (2,353,012 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 53% of users of Free Windows Cleanup Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Free Windows Cleanup Tool
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\FREEWI~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\FREEWI~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Windows Cleanup Tool

Program executable:DiskCleaner.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Free Windows Cleanup Tool\DiskCleaner.exe
Additional files:
  • DiskCleaner.exe
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DiskCleaner.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Free Windows Cleanup Tool' and executes as C:\Program Files\Free Windows Cleanup Tool\DiskCleaner.exe /Auto.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Free Windows Cleanup Tool?

You can uninstall Free Windows Cleanup Tool 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 Free Windows Cleanup Tool, 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 Free Windows Cleanup Tool.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.70%
Windows 10 29.93%
Windows XP 12.68%
Windows Vista 6.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.83%
Windows 10 Home 7.53%
Windows 7 Professional 7.17%
Windows 8.1 6.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.39%
  United Kingdom 7.34%
  Canada 3.95%
  Australia 3.11%
  Italy 2.54%
  India 2.26%
  Germany 1.98%
  Israel 1.98%
  France 1.69%
  South Africa 1.69%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Czech Republic 1.13%
  Singapore 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.22%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 17.99%
Toshiba 7.41%
ASUS 5.29%
Lenovo 4.76%
Samsung 3.17%
Intel 2.12%
American Megatrends 1.06%
Alienware 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.91%
Dell Inspiron 1501 2.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.34%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1380t 2.34%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.56%
Acer Aspire 5750Z 1.56%


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