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Should I remove PC Tune-Up?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
39% remove it61% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,931
United States Rank #7,338
Reach 0.0316%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.48 days
633.75 days >
Average installed length: 332.99 days


VersionDistribution 0.23% 5.41% 31.76% 17.34% 1.58% 1.35% 2.25% 37.39% 0.45% 2.25%

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PC Tune-Up

What is PC Tune-Up?  (from Large Software)

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PC Tune-Up is a program developed by Large Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 pctuneup.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 3.4 MB (3,567,078 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 72% of users of PC Tune-Up come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elcor.net/ard.php
Help link: www.elcor.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Tune-Up
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC Tune-Up\Uninstall PC Tune-Up.exe
Estimated size: 3.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Tune-Up

Program executable:pctuneup.exe
Name:PC Tune-Up
Path:C:\Program Files\pc tune-up\pctuneup.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall PC Tune-Up.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCTuneUp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8646DDE5-3017-4BCB-9707-2D198B4DB504}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCTuneUp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MRC' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PC Tune-Up\PCTuneUp.exe" /MBRSTART.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • PCTuneUp.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PCTuneUp.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\PC Tune-Up\PCTuneUp.exe /clear.

How do I remove PC Tune-Up?

Quickly and completely remove PC Tune-Up from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Tune-Up 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 Tune-Up, 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 Tune-Up.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 39%
Keep it 61%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.26%
Windows XP 15.09%
Windows 8 12.39%
Windows Vista 11.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.12%
Windows 7 Professional 10.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.80%
Windows 8.1 6.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.54%
  United Kingdom 7.15%
  Canada 3.66%
  Australia 2.70%
  Germany 2.54%
  Poland 1.75%
  Belgium 1.59%
  Sweden 0.95%
  Italy 0.79%
  France 0.64%
  Hungary 0.64%
  Switzerland 0.48%
  South Africa 0.48%
  Philippines 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.50%
Dell 27.20%
Acer 13.03%
Toshiba 6.51%
ASUS 6.51%
Intel 4.60%
Lenovo 2.30%
American Megatrends 1.92%
Sahara 1.53%
Medion 0.77%
Gateway 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 3.33%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.67%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.67%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.67%


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