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What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,994
United States Rank #11,008
Reach 0.0186%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.79 days
377.25 days >
Average installed length: 198.22 days


2.0.1 58.31%
2.0.0 10.08%
1.0.35 30.25%
1.0.15 0.54%
1 0.82%

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Lavasoft Registry Tuner

What is Lavasoft Registry Tuner?

This is 'registry cleaner' is supposed to optimize a computer by removing invalid registry entries as well as provides some additional utilities.

About  (from Lavasoft)

By using Registry Tuner regularly you can speed up and optimize your PC without expensive hardware upgrades. With just one click, Registry Tuner lets you increase your computer speed and stability by identifying, cleaning and correcting errors in the Windows registry. Guides you through the complex process of scanning ...  Read more


Lavasoft Registry Tuner is a software program developed by Lavasoft. The most common release is 2.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named Lavasoft Registry Tuner.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 11.51 MB (12,066,293 bytes). The installed file SITUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 63% of users of Lavasoft Registry Tuner come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lavasoft.com/products/lavasoft_registry_tuner.php
Help link: www.lavasoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Lavasoft Registry Tuner\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6AE8C0E0-DB9F-4C1B-BB2B-D7298AFE660D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Lavasoft Registry Tuner

Program executable:Lavasoft Registry Tuner.exe
Name:Lavasoft Registry Tuner
Path:C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Lavasoft Registry Tuner\Lavasoft Registry Tuner.exe
Additional files:
  • e_safeit7.dll - Lavasoft Common Libraries (Lavasoft File)
  • SITCrypt.dll
  • SITInstall.dll
  • SITInstallWrapper.dll
  • SITInstallWrapperEXECOM.exe
  • SITLanguage.dll
  • SITLanguageUpdate_DE.dll
  • SITLanguageUpdate_NTV.dll
  • SITLanguageUpdate_SVE.dll
  • SITUpdate.dll
  • Lavasoft Registry Tuner.exe - Lavasoft Registry Tuner
  • RegistryTuner.dll
  • RegistryTuner.exe
  • rtcs.exe
  • rtsetup.dll
  • Service.exe - Lavasoft Service
  • Alert.exe - Alert (Lavasoft Alert)
  • Scheduler.dll - Install Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Lavasoft Registry Tuner.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Lavasoft Registry Tuner' (runs daily at 04:16).
  • Service.exe runs as a service named 'Lavasoft Registry Tuner Service' (Lavasoft Registry Tuner Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • RegistryTuner.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RTReminder' and executes as C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Lavasoft Registry Tuner\RegistryTuner.exe -rem.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • Lavasoft Registry Tuner.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Lavasoft Registry Tuner Service' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Lavasoft Registry Tuner\Lavasoft Registry Tuner.exe.

How do I remove Lavasoft Registry Tuner?

You can uninstall Lavasoft Registry Tuner 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 Lavasoft Registry Tuner, 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 Lavasoft Registry Tuner.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.96%
Windows 10 22.76%
Windows Vista 7.32%
Windows XP 5.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.93%
Windows 7 Professional 11.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.32%
Windows 10 Home 6.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.37%
  United Kingdom 8.44%
  Canada 4.32%
  Australia 1.85%
  Germany 1.65%
  France 1.44%
  Greece 1.23%
  Israel 1.23%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Norway 1.03%
  Sweden 1.03%
  Italy 1.03%
  Romania 0.82%
  Taiwan 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Dell 24.56%
Toshiba 11.84%
Acer 10.96%
Lenovo 7.02%
Intel 3.95%
Samsung 1.32%
ASUS 0.88%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.68%
LENOVO 64634YU 2.94%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.94%
Compaq-Presario KJ384AA-A... 2.21%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.21%

About Lavasoft

Lavasoft is a development company that produces anti-spyware software, most known for Ad-Aware.
Publisher URL: www.lavasoft.com


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