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Registry Mechanic 7.0

What is Registry Mechanic?

This is a 'registry cleaner' that is supposed to clean or fix a PC by removing invalid registry settings.

About  (from PC Tools Software)

Registry Mechanic is an advanced registry cleaner for Windows that allows you to safely scan, clean, and repair registry problems with a few simple mouse clicks. Problems with the Windows Registry are a common cause of Windows crashes and error messages. By using PC tune-up utilities such as registry cleaners regularly...  Read more


Registry Mechanic 7.0 is a software program developed by PC Tools Software. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 RegMech.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 9.9 MB (10,376,409 bytes). The installed file Update.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 XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 51% of users of Registry Mechanic come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com
Help link: www.pctools.com/registry-mechanic/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Registry Mechanic 7.0

Program executable:RegMech.exe
Name:Registry Mechanic
Registry Mechanic 7.0
Path:C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\RegMech.exe
Additional files:
  • PCTLicHelper.dll - License Helper Dynamic Link Library
  • RMScrn.exe - Registry Mechanic Compacting Screen (Registry Mechanic - Compacting Progress screen)
  • RMTray.exe - Registry Mechanic Vista Tray (Registry Mechanic Vista Startup Tray)
  • RMEngine.dll - Registry Mechanic Engine
  • RegMech.exe - Registry Mechanic (Registry Mechanic 7.0)
  • RMReg.exe - Registry Mechanic Win98 Compactor
  • Update.exe - Smart Update
  • Activate.dll - Helper library
  • iSHelp.dll - Helper Interface
  • RMSubs.dll - PC Tools Antivirus Extension
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • ArmAccess.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RegMech.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Registry Mechanic' (runs weekly on Fridays at 8:00 PM).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • RegMech.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RegistryMechanic' which loads as C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\regmech.exe /S.
  • RMTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RegistryMechanic' which loads as C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\rmtray.exe /S.

How do I remove Registry Mechanic?

You can uninstall Registry Mechanic 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 Registry Mechanic 7.0, 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 Registry Mechanic.

Win XP 39%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 41.46%
Windows 7 35.77%
Windows Vista 18.70%
Windows 10 3.25%
Windows Server 2003 0.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.61%
Windows 7 Professional 7.56%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.30%
  Germany 6.49%
  United Kingdom 5.19%
  France 4.55%
  Netherlands 4.55%
  Australia 3.25%
  Canada 3.25%
  Finland 1.95%
  Argentina 1.95%
  South Africa 1.30%
  Austria 1.30%
  Indonesia 1.30%
  DK 1.30%
  Turkey 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.46%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Intel 14.10%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Toshiba 6.41%
Medion 2.56%
Packard Bell 2.56%
Sahara 2.56%
Gateway 2.56%
ASUS 2.56%
Acer 1.28%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 560 3.49%
Dell MM061 2.33%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.16%
Velocity Micro, Inc DP965... 1.16%
TOSHIBA Satellite X205 1.16%

About PC Tools Software

PC Tools, a subsidiary of Symantec Corporation, develops security utilities for consumers and enterprises whose products include Spyware Doctor which provides spyware protection to secure Windows personal computers, Registry Mechanic, a registry cleaner to fix Windows errors, PC Tools AntiVirus which offers protection against virus infections and File Recover, which recovers files from hard drives, floppy drives, and fixed media.
Publisher URL: www.pctools.com


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