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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 #23,053
Reach 0.0083%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.85 days
290.58 days >
Average installed length: 152.68 days


3.2 100.00%

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PC Cleaner v3.2

What is PC Cleaner?

PC Cleaner is marketed as a PC performance optimizer that utilizes several techniques to attempt to increase the speed of the user's PC include registry tuning (which is a practice that is often criticized by experts as producing no results) as well as hard drive scrubbing. The overall value of such PC performance optimization is questionable yet might offer some benefit depending on the overall usability of the PC.


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 27.25 MB (28,575,364 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pchelpsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Cleaner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Cleaner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 27.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Cleaner v3.2

  • 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
  • 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 '{97CCFDAE-0608-454A-9030-D0B34E15DD7F}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • PCCLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Cleaner Schedule.
  • 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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PCCleaner.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Cleaner\PCCleaner.exe'.

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 v3.2, 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) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
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 57.06%
Windows 10 23.93%
Windows Vista 12.27%
Windows XP 6.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.74%
Windows 8.1 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 9.26%
Windows 8 9.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.25% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 21.25%
  United Kingdom 16.88%
  Australia 11.25%
  New Zealand 10.63%
  United States 10.00%
  Belgium 5.00%
  DK 3.75%
  France 3.75%
  Sweden 3.13%
  Hong Kong 2.50%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  Spain 1.25%
  Norway 1.25%
  South Africa 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.15%
Acer 21.49%
Dell 15.70%
Toshiba 8.26%
ASUS 3.31%
American Megatrends 3.31%
Intel 3.31%
Gateway 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.39%
Acer Aspire E1-531 2.54%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.54%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.69%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.69%


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