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What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,341
United States Rank #18,616
Reach 0.0048%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.94 days
175.28 days >
Average installed length: 92.10 days


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PC ScanAndSweep

What is PC ScanAndSweep?  (from Ascentive)

Each time you use your computer, temporary files and junk files can pile up behind-the-scenes. Over time these files can take up huge amounts of space on your computer and cause your system to run slowly. PC Scan & Sweep is an easy-to-use program that finds junk files on your PC and wipes them away in just one click. O...  Read more


PC ScanAndSweep is a program developed by Ascentive. The most used version is 7.6.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is pcscanandsweep.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 4.19 MB (4,392,703 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 82% of users of PC ScanAndSweep come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and Germany.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC ScanAndSweep.
PCScanAndSweep.Exe (1a511eab1e703573835393cbb73a40a9) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Commtouch SDK W32/VB.HE.gen!Eldorado
F-Prot v6. W32/VB.HE.gen
K7 AntiVirus 13.158.8137 Riskware
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ascentive.com/products/scanandsweep
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ascentive\PC ScanAndSweep
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ascentive\PC ScanAndSweep\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.19 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by PC ScanAndSweep

Program executable:pcscanandsweep.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ascentive\pc scanandsweep\pcscanandsweep.exe
Additional files:
  • SASRes.dll - ScanAndSweep Japanese
  • Uninstall.exe - PC ScanAndSweep
  • MailSupport.exe - Mail Support (Mail Support Application)
  • Launcher.exe - Launcher

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PCScanAndSweep.Exe is scheduled as a task named 'PC [email protected] 2'.
  • Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{66E47AA5-D3CC-4654-92D9-AA4028A8E42B}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCScanAndSweep.Exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC [email protected]
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Launcher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC ScanAndSweep' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\PC ScanAndSweep\Launcher.exe -m.
  • PCScanAndSweep.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC ScanAndSweep' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\PC ScanAndSweep\PCScanAndSweep.exe -m.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • PCScanAndSweep.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC ScanAndSweep' which loads as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\PC ScanAndSweep\PCScanAndSweep.exe -m.
  • Launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC ScanAndSweep' which loads as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\PC ScanAndSweep\Launcher.exe -m.

How do I remove PC ScanAndSweep?

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Or, you can uninstall PC ScanAndSweep 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 ScanAndSweep, 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 ScanAndSweep.
  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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.73%
Windows Vista 25.37%
Windows 8 13.43%
Windows XP 7.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.54%
Windows 7 Professional 10.77%
Windows 8.1 9.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  Japan 6.06%
  Germany 5.05%
  United Arab Emirates 1.01%
  Austria 1.01%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Canada 1.01%
  Argentina 1.01%
  United Kingdom 1.01%
  Saudi Arabia 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Acer 8.33%
Lenovo 3.33%
Gateway 3.33%
Sony 3.33%
Toshiba 3.33%
Samsung 1.67%
NEC 1.67%
American Megatrends 1.67%
ASUS 1.67%
Common models
Dell Dell System Inspir... 3.28%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2220t 3.28%
Dell XPS 8300 3.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.64%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 1.64%
Dell Inspiron 11 - 3147 1.64%

About (from Ascentive)

Our mission is to provide our customers with easy-to-use products that work together to bring PCs back to life and improve their family's security.
Publisher URL: www.ascentive.com

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Desmondover a year ago
The instructions for Windows 7 to remove PC Scan and Sweep do not work. I have attempted several times with no results. Each time I am told that the Program is in use. I have been unable to stop it.