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Should I remove QUAD RegistryCleaner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0014%


1.5.144 29.63%
1.5.143 3.70%
1.5.135 7.41%
1.5.121 3.70%
1.5.112 51.85%
1.5.97 3.70%

QUAD RegistryCleaner

What is QUAD RegistryCleaner?

QUAD RegistryCleaner is distributed as a 'PC optimization' software program that works by cleaning the PC's registry whose purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. The usefulness of registry cleaners is controversial and the software may make no distinction as to the severity of the errors detected and thus may erroneously categorize errors as critical.

About  (from Interactive Brands)

Quad Registry Cleaner effectively scans your entire system registry and restores your PC to optimum efficiency. Using a high performance detection algorithm, Quad analyses registry entries with the latest technology to spot all PC errors. View scan results and selectively clean each item or automatically repair them. Q...  Read more


The most common release is 1.5.112, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 QUAD RegistryCleaner.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 16.86 MB (17,676,572 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Interactive Brands
URL: www.quad-cleaner.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\QUAD Utilities\QUAD RegistryCleaner
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{51643C70-C686-463C-83E0-664D6B5B3332}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by QUAD RegistryCleaner

Program executable:QUAD RegistryCleaner.exe
Name:QUAD RegistryCleaner
Path:C:\Program Files\QUAD Utilities\QUAD RegistryCleaner\QUAD RegistryCleaner.exe
Additional files:
  • quad registrycleaner.exe - QUAD RegistryCleaner
  • scheduler.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • QUAD RegistryCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task named 'QUADRegistryCleaner' (runs weekly on Sundays at 11:59 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • QUAD RegistryCleaner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named QUAD Windows Service.
Startup File (User Run)
  • QUAD RegistryCleaner.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'QUAD Windows service' and executes as "C:\Program Files\QUAD Utilities\QUAD RegistryCleaner\QUAD RegistryCleaner.exe" -h.

How do I remove QUAD RegistryCleaner?

You can uninstall QUAD RegistryCleaner 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 QUAD RegistryCleaner, 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 QUAD RegistryCleaner.
  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) 33%
Win 10 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.74%
Windows Vista 29.63%
Windows XP 25.93%
Windows 10 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.52%
Windows 7 Professional 7.41%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.41%
Windows Vista Business 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.11%
  Italy 28.95%
  France 5.26%
  Germany 5.26%
  Slovenia 2.63%
  South Africa 2.63%
  Finland 2.63%
  Spain 2.63%
  DK 2.63%
  Canada 2.63%
  United Kingdom 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Acer 20.00%
Dell 16.00%
Samsung 8.00%
American Megatrends 8.00%
ASUS 8.00%
Packard Bell 4.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Medion 4.00%
Common models
Acer Aspire X3810 9.52%
Samsung NC10 4.76%
HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT ... 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Mi... 4.76%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 4.76%
Samsung R509 4.76%


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