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Should I remove ParetoLogic FileCure?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,442
United States Rank #7,207
Reach 0.0395%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.18 days
388.90 days >
Average installed length: 204.34 days


VersionDistribution 9.90% 48.59% 23.14% 5.91% 10.93% 1.29% 0.26%

ParetoLogic FileCure

What is ParetoLogic FileCure?  (from ParetoLogic)

Are you frustrated by not being able to open .divx, .mp3, .wmv, .jpg files? File extensions can be a major source of headaches - no one wants to waste time trying to figure out what a .ppt file is and what to do with it. FileCure is the answer to your file extensions questions. This program, which finds software to ope...  Read more


ParetoLogic FileCure is a software program developed by ParetoLogic. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 executable is filecure.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU load of less than one percent. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 3.96 MB (4,153,853 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 60% of users of ParetoLogic FileCure come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.
  • Starts automatically
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ParetoLogic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\FileCure
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\FileCure\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ParetoLogic FileCure

Program executable:filecure.exe
ParetoLogic FileCure
Signed by:ParetoLogic Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\paretologic\filecure\filecure.exe
(From the publisher) “FileCure is the answer to your file extensions questions. This program, which finds software to open files, scans your Windows registry to find out which formats your existing programs support. If you do not have the...”
Additional files:
  • PLCommonDlg.dll - PLCommonDlg Dynamic Link Library (Common Dialog Dynamic Link Library)
  • FileCure_noapp.exe - FileCure (FileCure application finder)
  • uninstall.exe - ParetoLogic FileCure Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FileCure.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FileCure_sch_6313ED45-30ED-11E6-9BF6-3085A9280A0D' (runs weekly on Fridays at 2:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FileCure.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FileCure Startup.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.0051032778%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00336317%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00174011%
0.015104% average

How do I remove ParetoLogic FileCure?

You can uninstall ParetoLogic FileCure 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 ParetoLogic FileCure, 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 ParetoLogic FileCure.
  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) 62%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.57%
Windows Vista 13.77%
Windows XP 11.45%
Windows 10 7.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.39%
Windows 7 Professional 9.35%
Windows 10 Home 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.69%
  United Kingdom 5.23%
  Germany 3.88%
  Canada 2.13%
  Netherlands 1.84%
  Australia 1.55%
  Russia 1.36%
  Iran 1.26%
  Brazil 1.26%
  Israel 1.16%
  Mexico 1.16%
  Belgium 0.78%
  France 0.78%
  MA 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.30%
Dell 26.83%
Acer 15.04%
Toshiba 9.96%
ASUS 4.88%
Intel 1.63%
Sahara 1.63%
Samsung 1.42%
American Megatrends 1.02%
Lenovo 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.65%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.10%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.33%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.94%
Dell Inspiron 546 1.94%

About (from ParetoLogic, Inc.)

Millions of users depend on ParetoLogic software to protect, fix and optimize their computers.
Publisher URL: www.paretologic.com

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King Tutover a year ago
It seems like a very useful program. Why do so many people remove it?