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Should I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,670
United States Rank #7,083
Reach 0.0450%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.40 days
395.45 days >
Average installed length: 207.78 days


3.2 100.00%

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PC Speed Maximizer v3.2

What is PC Speed Maximizer?

PC Speed Maximizer is a 'registry cleaner' (whose purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry) that is bundled by 3rd-party download managers . Our tests show that it displays hundreds of false/erroneous detections of items that are causing your PC to be slower. The software makes no distinction as to the severity of the errors and may erroneously categorize errors as critical with little basis to support it.

In addition the program runs on a periodic basis at least 12 times a day popping up that the computer has errors and the user needs to purchase a license.


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 primary executable is named PCSpeedMaximizer.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 26.34 MB (27,620,220 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
PC Speed Maximizer 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

Displayed publisher: SoftCity
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 26.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Maximizer v3.2

Program executable:PCSpeedMaximizer.exe
Name:PC Speed Maximizer
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\PCSpeedMaximizer.exe
Additional files:
  • SPMGuard.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Performance Monitor (Performance Monitor)
  • SPMReminder.exe
  • SPMSmartScan.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Smart Scan
  • SPMSchedule.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Schedule
  • Startw3i.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Launcher
  • PCSpeedMaximizer.exe - PC Speed Maximizer
  • SPMLauncher.exe - Fix PC problems and optimize performance
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CB6085E8-F0CE-4135-8B58-6336251EA38D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SPMLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Speed Maximizer Schedule.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SPMLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC Speed Maximizer' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\SPMLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.56 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000430095%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003877%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000424%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,164
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

You can uninstall PC Speed Maximizer 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 Speed Maximizer v3.2, 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 Speed Maximizer.
  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) 49%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.40%
Windows 10 37.36%
Windows Vista 4.97%
Windows XP 3.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.39%
Windows 8.1 20.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.08%
Windows 8 9.74%
Windows 7 Professional 9.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.85%
  Italy 6.02%
  Germany 5.11%
  France 3.74%
  Norway 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.19%
  United Kingdom 1.82%
  Belgium 1.73%
  Australia 1.37%
  Spain 1.28%
  Brazil 1.09%
  Sweden 1.00%
  DK 0.91%
  Canada 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.78%
Acer 19.94%
Dell 16.38%
Toshiba 9.89%
ASUS 8.19%
Samsung 4.17%
Lenovo 2.63%
Intel 0.93%
Medion 0.93%
American Megatrends 0.62%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.19%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.56%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.26%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.93%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.28%


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