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What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,960
United States Rank #5,433
Reach 0.1368%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 187.25 days
1065.56 days >
Average installed length: 559.87 days


11.10 100.00%

PC Performer

What is PC Performer?

PC Performer is registry cleaner, a class of third party software utility designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. Registry cleaners in general try to automate the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken links within the registry and resolving or removing them.

About  (from PerformerSoft)

Automatically optimize your registry settings to prevent crashes and help speed up your computer. Manage start up – goes to the Start Up Manager and shows the programs that are loaded when Windows starts. You can select any program and choose Delete. This will remove the program from the list of programs that start whe...  Read more


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 pcperformer.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 11.87 MB (12,446,054 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC Performer.
PCPerformer.exe (8d4adba6b0a4729eb20140bca66a66fa) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3489 MalSign.InstallBrain
McAfee 5600.7145 Artemis!8D4ADBA6B0A4
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7145 Artemis!8D4ADBA6B0A4
Panda Antivirus PUP/Ibups
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.120 TROJ_GEN.F47V0220
VIPRE Antivirus 28678 InstallBrain (fs)
isxdl.dll (3d190d0d649365c4b36433b77d17c996) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 16969 Application.Win32.InstallBrain.BA
VIPRE Antivirus 21646 InstallBrain (fs)
unins000.exe (25cceab9eccbb2851b0eca45c145f491) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1B1
VIPRE Antivirus 23790 InstallBrain (fs)
PC Performer has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.performersoft.com
Help link: www.Performersoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Performer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Performer\unins000.exe" /silent
Estimated size: 11.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Performer

Program executable:pcperformer.exe
Name:PC Performer
Path:C:\Program Files\pc performer\pcperformer.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • Beforeuninstall.exe - PC Performer
  • PCPerformer.dll
  • RegistryDefrag.exe - PC Performer Boot Time Registry Optimizer
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL
  • CleanSchedule.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PCPerformer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PC Performer_UPDATES' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 1:05 AM).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5C4B0F9C-7500-4968-BB5F-C459E05195DE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCPerformer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Performer.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCPerformer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RDReminder' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Performer\PCPerformer.exe -rem.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PCPerformer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Performer\PCPerformer.exe'.
Network connections
  • PCPerformer.exe connects to c2.c2.1243.static.theplanet.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0550529753%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01756535%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03748763%
0.015104% average
Memory:4.91 MB
Total CPU:0.0019427544%
Kernel CPU:0.00121422%
User CPU:0.00072853%

How do I remove PC Performer?

You can uninstall PC Performer 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 Performer, 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 Performer.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.28%
Windows 10 17.60%
Windows XP 7.37%
Windows Vista 5.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.40%
Windows 7 Professional 8.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.29%
Windows 8 6.59%
Windows 8.1 4.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.48%
  Brazil 5.36%
  Germany 4.13%
  France 3.24%
  United Kingdom 3.21%
  MA 3.07%
  Canada 2.93%
  Italy 2.42%
  India 2.32%
  Iran 2.25%
  Spain 1.60%
  DZ 1.23%
  Indonesia 1.23%
  MK 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.75%
Acer 21.70%
Dell 17.75%
Toshiba 8.60%
ASUS 7.29%
Samsung 5.53%
Lenovo 3.07%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Intel 0.82%
Medion 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.41%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.81%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.53%
Acer Aspire E1-531 2.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.11%

About PerformerSoft

PerformerSoft products bundle one or more of the following potentially unwanted software programs including Babylon Toolbar from Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, Searchcore Toolbar, DealFinder add-on, PriceGong, Findamo, and many others.
Publisher URL: www.performersoft.com

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Stan@ (Expert)over a year ago
PC Performer is malicious software which will propose you to improve the performance of your computer. It alerts you of errors, slow computer, crashes ... to lure you and make you buy the software. It will also change your homepage and display ads popups. Its also installs additional 'Manager' apps that will bundle additional software, mostly adware. I have seen this software being bundled and installed with other legitimate software through pay per install bundled offering.