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Should I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,520
United States Rank #36,545
Reach 0.0095%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 450.59 days
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Average installed length: 726.94 days


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PC Speed Maximizer v2.2

What is PC Speed Maximizer?

PC Speed Maximizer is marketed as a PC performance optimizer that utilizes several techniques to attempt to increase the speed of the user's PC include registry tuning (which is a practice that is often criticized by experts as producing no results) as well as hard drive scrubbing. The overall value of such PC performance optimization is questionable yet might offer some benefit depending on the overall usability of the PC.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 19.51 MB (20,452,500 bytes).

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: 19.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Maximizer v2.2

  • SPMSchedule.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Schedule
  • SPMTray.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Tray
  • PCSpeedMaximizer.exe - PC Speed Maximizer (Fix, clean, optimize your PC!)
  • Startw3i.exe - Startw3i (PC Speed Maximizer Starter)
  • Uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SPMSchedule.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC Speed Maximizer Schedule' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\SPMSchedule.exe.
  • Startw3i.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Startw3i' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\Startw3i.exe.
  • 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.

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 v2.2, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 1%
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 85.56%
Windows Vista 6.42%
Windows XP 4.81%
Windows 10 3.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.39%
Windows 7 Home Basic 11.76%
Windows 7 Professional 9.63%
Windows 7 Starter 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.77% of installs come from Mexico
Which countries install it?
  Mexico 17.77%
  United States 14.72%
  Argentina 9.14%
  Spain 8.12%
  Chile 7.11%
  Colombia 7.11%
  DZ 5.08%
  Canada 4.57%
  MA 2.54%
  Peru 2.03%
  Venezuela 2.03%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Ecuador 1.52%
  France 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.92%
Acer 18.25%
Dell 12.70%
Toshiba 10.32%
ASUS 8.73%
Samsung 6.35%
American Megatrends 1.59%
Lenovo 1.59%
Alienware 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.31%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.31%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.48%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.48%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 2.48%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.65%

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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