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Should I remove PC Pitstop Optimize?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,525
United States Rank #19,291
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 106.07 days
1082.76 days >
Average installed length: 568.91 days


VersionDistribution 70.49% 3.28% 11.48% 6.56% 3.28% 4.92%

PC Pitstop Optimize 1.5

What is PC Pitstop Optimize?

This is a PC optimization program that is supposed to increase the speed of computer by removing invalid entries the computer's registry. The trial version will perform a scan and identify issues while the user will need to unlock the software for a yearly auto-renewing subscription charge.

About  (from PC Pitstop)

The more you use your computer, the slower it will get. Run the all-new, free PC Pitstop PC Optimize scan now and in just minutes receive a custom report showing you how to keep your PC running like new. Run free Optimize scan now and identify many common problems that plague most computers. Find out what it takes to g...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 4.51 MB (4,733,613 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcpitstop.com/store/optimize.asp
Help link: www.pcpitstop.com/faq/Optimize.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Optimize\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Optimize\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Pitstop Optimize 1.5

  • InstallHelper.dll - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • PCPOptimize.exe - PC Pitstop Optimize
  • Reminder.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Reminder.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PCPitstop Optimize Registration Reminder' which loads as C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Optimize\Reminder.exe.
  • PCPOptimize.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC Pitstop Optimize Scheduler' which loads as C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Optimize\PCPOptimize.exe -boot.

How do I remove PC Pitstop Optimize?

Quickly and completely remove PC Pitstop Optimize 1.5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Pitstop Optimize 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Pitstop Optimize 1.5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Pitstop Optimize.

Win XP 57%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 57.38%
Windows 7 24.59%
Windows Vista 13.11%
Windows 8 4.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 57.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.56%
Windows 7 Professional 4.92%
Windows 10 Home 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.85%
  Turkey 4.26%
  Australia 3.19%
  Netherlands 2.13%
  Canada 2.13%
  NG 1.06%
  DK 1.06%
  France 1.06%
  Brazil 1.06%
  United Kingdom 1.06%
  Italy 1.06%
  Saudi Arabia 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.50%
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
Intel 12.50%
Toshiba 10.00%
American Megatrends 7.50%
Samsung 2.50%
Lenovo 2.50%
Gateway 2.50%
ASUS 2.50%
Sony 2.50%
Acer 2.50%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP051 6.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 4.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 2.00%
MSI MS-7640 2.00%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 2.00%
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 2.00%

About (from PC Pitstop LLC)

In 2004, PC Pitstop introduced its first PC optimization software called Optimize.
Publisher URL: www.pcpitstop.com


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