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Should I remove PC Speed Clean?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,512
United States Rank #18,138
Reach 0.0041%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.27 days
273.50 days >
Average installed length: 143.70 days


2.4.8 100.00%

PC Speed Clean

What is PC Speed Clean?

This is a registry 'cleaner' software utility that is typically bundled with third party installers/download managers. At worst this app is digital snake oil. At best, it will do a few marginally useful things that you can do with tools included with Windows.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 PCSpeedClean.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 14.59 MB (15,298,199 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PC Speed Clean
URL: www.pcspeedclean.com
Help link: www.pcspeedclean.com/eula.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Clean\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A3178E37-72CB-4688-BFE7-96223E6A6D8E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.59 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Clean

Program executable:PCSpeedClean.exe
PC Speed Clean
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Speed Clean\PCSpeedClean.exe
Additional files:
  • updater.exe - PC Speed Clean (updater 2.4.8, 2013)
  • Logging.dll - Logging
  • SplashScreen.dll
  • bo.dll - bo
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Helper.dll - Helper
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll (by Outercurve Foundation) - Windows Installer XML Toolset
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • PCSpeedClean.exe - PCSpeedClean (PC Speed Clean)
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • Splash.exe - Splash
  • Uninst000.CA.dll - CustomAction
  • Uninst000.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Splash.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCSpeedClean_Popup' (runs daily at 3:30 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCSpeedClean.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PCSpeedClean_Start.
  • SplashScreen.dll runs as a service named 'VAIO Care Performance Service' (SampleCollector) "Checks the systems performance for VAIO Care.".

How do I remove PC Speed Clean?

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Or, you can uninstall PC Speed Clean 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 Speed Clean, 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 Speed Clean.
  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) 51%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.63%
Windows 10 40.51%
Windows Vista 8.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.44%
Windows 8.1 21.52%
Windows 8 17.72%
Windows 7 Professional 8.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.41%
  Canada 0.79%
  United Kingdom 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.47%
Dell 21.92%
Toshiba 19.18%
Acer 6.85%
Samsung 4.11%
ASUS 2.74%
Lenovo 1.37%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.60%
Dell Inspiron 5737 2.60%
Dell Vostro 260 2.60%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.60%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 2.60%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.60%


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