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Should I remove PCTuner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,342
United States Rank #13,585
Reach 0.0081%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.45 days
42.81 days >
Average installed length: 22.49 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%



PCTuner is a software program developed by M3R Global Services. 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 PCTunerauto.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 3.78 MB (3,961,827 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 86% of users of PCTuner come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Tuneup computer
URL: m3rglobalservices.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tuneup computer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D9153832-BD97-41FD-A4F3-A135E204B7A2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PCTuner

Program executable:PCTunerauto.exe
Name:PCTunerauto utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Tuneup computer\PCTunerauto.exe
Additional files:
  • updater.exe (by Tuneup computer) - PCTuner (updater © Tuneup computer, Inc, 2014)
  • CircularProgressBar.dll - CircularProgressBar
  • Probsalert.exe (by Probsalert) - Probsalert
  • PCTunerFG.exe (by PCTunerFG) - PCTunerFG
  • Popialert.exe (by Popialert) - Popialert
  • VTRegScan.dll - VTRegScan
  • unitrack.exe - unitrack

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AI_Updater' (runs daily at 6:43 PM).
  • Probsalert.exe is scheduled as a task named 'boosterpop' (runs daily at 1:09 PM).
  • Popialert.exe is scheduled as a task named 'IEError' (runs daily at 1:09 PM).

How do I remove PCTuner?

You can uninstall PCTuner 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 PCTuner, 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 PCTuner.

Win 10 66%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 67.30%
Windows 7 32.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 48.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.01%
Windows 8.1 Connected 9.43%
Windows 7 Professional 7.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.40%
Windows 8 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.83%
  Canada 13.77%
  Mexico 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Dell 20.83%
ASUS 9.03%
Toshiba 7.64%
Lenovo 7.64%
Acer 6.94%
Samsung 2.08%
MSI 0.69%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 7.20%
HP Stream Notebook PC 13 2.40%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.40%
Dell Inspiron 3542 2.40%
Dell Inspiron 3531 2.40%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.40%


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