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Should I remove PC Cleaner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
44% remove it56% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,705
United States Rank #29,872
Reach 0.0066%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.88 days
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Average installed length: 184.11 days


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PC Cleaner v3.1


PC Cleaner v3.1 is a software program developed by PC Help Soft. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 PCCleaner.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 22.44 MB (23,529,356 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 32% of users of PC Cleaner come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pchelpsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Cleaner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Cleaner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Cleaner v3.1

Program executable:PCCleaner.exe
Name:PC Cleaner
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Cleaner\PCCleaner.exe
Additional files:
  • PCCGuard.exe - PC Cleaner Performance Monitor
  • PCCReminder.exe
  • PCCSmartScan.exe - PC Cleaner Smart Scan
  • PCCSchedule.exe - PC Cleaner Schedule
  • Startw3i.exe - PC Cleaner Launcher
  • PCCLauncher.exe - PC Cleaner (Fix, clean, optimize your PC!)
  • PCCleaner.exe
  • PCCWelcome.exe
  • PCCUninstaller.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E1417E66-D5A2-46DF-95F3-39508158FE23}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCCleaner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Cleaner.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCCLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC Cleaner' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Cleaner\PCCLauncher.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PCCleaner.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC Cleaner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PC Cleaner\PCCleaner.exe" /autorun.

How do I remove PC Cleaner?

You can uninstall PC 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 PC Cleaner v3.1, 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 PC Cleaner.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 44%
Keep it 56%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.08%
Windows 10 13.85%
Windows Vista 11.54%
Windows XP 11.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.75%
Windows 8 6.98%
Windows 7 Professional 5.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.91%
  United Kingdom 21.28%
  Canada 14.89%
  Australia 8.51%
  New Zealand 5.67%
  France 4.26%
  Netherlands 2.13%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Germany 1.42%
  Israel 1.42%
  Iran 1.42%
  South Africa 1.42%
  Czech Republic 0.71%
  Malaysia 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.07%
Dell 22.09%
Acer 20.93%
ASUS 9.30%
Intel 3.49%
Samsung 3.49%
Toshiba 3.49%
American Megatrends 3.49%
Lenovo 2.33%
Compaq 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
Dell Studio XPS 1640 1.90%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.90%
Acer Aspire M3300 1.90%
ASUSTeK X201EP 1.90%


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