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What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,775
United States Rank #7,971
Reach 0.0324%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.47 days
839.88 days >
Average installed length: 441.29 days


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PC Speed Maximizer v3.0

What is PC Speed Maximizer?  (from Avanquest Software)

Keep your computer running like new and protect your privacy with PC Speed Maximizer. PC Speed Maximizer is fast, easy and safe! The program is designed so that even novice users can keep their computers running like new. Download a Quick Scan to give you a quick overview of the status of your computer. Deeper more pow...  Read more


PC Speed Maximizer v3.0 is a software program developed by Avanquest Software. 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. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 22.78 MB (23,886,822 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 61% of users of PC Speed Maximizer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquest.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Maximizer v3.0

Program executable:PCSpeedMaximizer.exe
Name:PC Speed Maximizer
Fix PC problems and optimize performance
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\PCSpeedMaximizer.exe
Additional files:
  • SPMSmartScan.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Smart Scan
  • SPMSchedule.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Schedule
  • SPMTray.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Tray
  • SPMGuard.exe - Performance Monitor
  • SPMReminder.exe
  • install.exe - PC Speed Maximizer (Fix PC problems and optimize performance)
  • PCSpeedMaximizer.exe
  • PCSpeedMaximizer_ES.exe
  • SPMLauncher.exe - Fix, clean, optimize your PC!
  • Startw3i.exe - Startw3i (PC Speed Maximizer Launcher)
  • SPMUninstaller.exe
  • 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.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SPMTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SPMTray' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\SPMTray.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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009370906%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00071482%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022227%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,069
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:149 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.44 MB
Total CPU:0.0004778156%
Kernel CPU:0.00038254%
User CPU:0.00009528%
CPU cycles/sec:17,583
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

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 v3.0, 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 Speed Maximizer.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.18%
Windows 10 8.78%
Windows Vista 7.84%
Windows XP 7.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.70%
Windows 7 Professional 8.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.44%
Windows 8 Pro 1.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.98%
  Germany 5.96%
  France 4.44%
  Spain 3.04%
  DZ 1.99%
  MA 1.99%
  Italy 1.87%
  Canada 1.64%
  Iran 1.52%
  Vietnam 1.52%
  Mexico 1.29%
  Argentina 1.05%
  Austria 0.93%
  TN 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.47%
Dell 26.28%
Acer 18.37%
Toshiba 8.37%
ASUS 4.65%
Samsung 3.26%
Lenovo 1.86%
American Megatrends 1.63%
Intel 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.93%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.59%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.79%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.79%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com


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