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Should I remove PerfectGuard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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PerfectGuard is a program developed by Raxco Software. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is PerfectGuard.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 14.72 MB (15,431,056 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 78% of users of PerfectGuard come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: links.raxco.com/go.rax?id=PG_Workstation_Support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectGuard
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{13B7627F-152C-4A79-9791-9EB4B9B97BCE}\Setup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 14.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PerfectGuard

Program executable:PerfectGuard.exe
PerfectGuard GUI
Path:C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectGuard\PerfectGuard.exe
Additional files:
  • PerfectGuard.exe - PerfectGuard (PerfectGuard GUI)
  • Setup.exe - PerfectGuard Installation

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PerfectGuard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PerfectGuard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectGuard\PerfectGuard.exe" /minimized.

How do I remove PerfectGuard?

You can uninstall PerfectGuard 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 PerfectGuard, 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 PerfectGuard.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.33%
Windows 10 36.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.03%
Windows 7 Professional 20.69%
Windows 8.1 13.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 10.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.90%
Windows 8 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.05%
  Canada 4.88%
  United Kingdom 4.88%
  Belgium 2.44%
  DK 2.44%
  Malta 2.44%
  Mexico 2.44%
  Netherlands 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Dell 23.08%
Intel 15.38%
Acer 7.69%
Toshiba 7.69%
Samsung 3.85%
Lenovo 3.85%
American Megatrends 3.85%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite S50-A 4.35%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 4.35%
MSI MS-7816 4.35%
LENOVO 2189 4.35%

About (from Raxco Software Inc.)

For over 30 years Raxco Software has developed award-winning defragmentation solutions and performance utilities that improve hard drive and server performance, simplify system administration and help our customers work more efficiently –at home and at the office.
Publisher URL: www.raxco.com


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