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Should I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,543
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.99 days
117.73 days >
Average installed length: 61.86 days


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PC Speed Maximizer v4

What is PC Speed Maximizer?

PC Speed Maximizer is marketed as a 'PC optimization' software program that works by cleaning the PC's registry whose purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. The usefulness of registry cleaners is controversial and the software may make no distinction as to the severity of the errors detected and thus may erroneously categorize errors as critical. This version is a rebrand of a white label registry cleaner (from Avanquest Software S.A.) that is often bundled with 3rd-party software.

About  (from Smart PC Solutions)

With just the click of a button PC Maximizer will optimize your PC, remove potentially privacy risks and free up disk space. PC Speed Maximizer's powerful scan finds more items to clean and optimize than ever before. With PC Speed Maximizer you can easily customize the registry scan to include or exclude certain files.


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. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 23.25 MB (24,383,358 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
URL: www.pcspeedmaximizer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 23.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Maximizer v4

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).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SPMSchedule.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Speed Maximizer Schedule.
  • SPMLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Speed Maximizer Schedule.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SPMSchedule.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\SPMSchedule.exe.
  • 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.

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 v4, 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) 48%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.41%
Windows 10 31.76%
Windows XP 10.59%
Windows Vista 8.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.90%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.52%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.88% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 25.88%
  Germany 15.29%
  Sweden 7.06%
  Italy 7.06%
  Belgium 5.88%
  Canada 5.88%
  United States 5.88%
  Netherlands 4.71%
  Switzerland 3.53%
  Austria 3.53%
  DK 3.53%
  United Kingdom 3.53%
  Mexico 2.35%
  DZ 2.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.33%
Hewlett-Packard 23.33%
Dell 11.67%
ASUS 10.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Medion 5.00%
Gateway 1.67%
Sony 1.67%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.53%
Packard Bell EasyNote TE1... 2.53%
Sony VPCL13M1E 1.27%
Sony VPCEF4E1E 1.27%
Shuttle Inc. SH55J 1.27%
Samsung 355V4C/356V4C/344... 1.27%


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