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Should I remove PC Pitstop Optimize3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,053
United States Rank #7,108
Reach 0.0237%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.27 days
568.35 days >
Average installed length: 298.63 days


VersionDistribution 75.00% 0.85% 0.21% 21.15% 2.78%

PC Pitstop Optimize3 3.0

What is PC Pitstop Optimize3?

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)

PC Pitstop's Optimize was originally introduced as a breakthrough application that could help you get the most out of your PC. Since then, over 150 million scans have been run at PC Pitstop and Optimize has become the world's most popular computer optimization software. Optimize 3.0 is an incredibly powerful tool that ...  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. 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 Optimize3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.18 MB (1,239,704 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PC Pitstop
URL: www.pcpitstop.com/store/optimize.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Optimize3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Optimize3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Pitstop Optimize3 3.0

Program executable:Optimize3.exe
Name:PC Pitstop Optimize
Path:C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Optimize3\Optimize3.exe
Additional files:
  • Reminder-Optimize3.exe - PC Pitstop Optimize Reminder
  • InstallHelper.dll - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • Optimize3.exe - PC Pitstop Optimize
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Optimize3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FD63F0A7-770C-4556-81D4-C8ADEA21FF4A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Reminder-Optimize3.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC Pitstop Optimize Reminder' which loads as C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Optimize3\Reminder-Optimize3.exe.

How do I remove PC Pitstop Optimize3?

You can uninstall PC Pitstop Optimize3 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 Pitstop Optimize3 3.0, 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 Pitstop Optimize3.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.69%
Windows 10 19.44%
Windows Vista 12.18%
Windows XP 10.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.96%
Windows 7 Professional 9.96%
Windows 10 Home 7.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.54%
  United Kingdom 3.71%
  Canada 3.30%
  Australia 1.24%
  Jamaica 0.82%
  South Africa 0.55%
  PR 0.41%
  Belgium 0.27%
  Norway 0.27%
  Sweden 0.27%
  New Zealand 0.27%
  Ireland 0.27%
  Italy 0.27%
  Hong Kong 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.12%
Hewlett-Packard 31.17%
Acer 11.69%
Toshiba 6.82%
Intel 4.22%
ASUS 4.22%
American Megatrends 1.62%
Gateway 1.30%
Lenovo 1.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.49%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.91%
ASUS All Series 2.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.74%

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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