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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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United States Rank #5,419
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.23 days
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Average installed length: 468.64 days


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Registry Mechanic 10.0

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)

You've heard that cleaning up your PC will help it run smoother, but you don't know where to start. With PC Tools Registry Mechanic, you'll get a fresh, new experience; combining the trusted, powerful tools you need with the simplicity you want. For over 13 years, people like you have relied on PC Tools Registry Mechan...  Read more


Registry Mechanic 10.0 is a software program developed by PC Tools Software. 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 regmech.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 26.2 MB (27,475,822 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 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 49% of users of Registry Mechanic come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com/en/registry-mechanic
Help link: www.pctools.com/en/contact/support/product/registry-mechanic
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\unins000.exe" /Log
Estimated size: 26.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Registry Mechanic 10.0

Program executable:regmech.exe
Name:Registry Mechanic
Registry Mechanic 10.0
Signed by:PC Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\registry mechanic\regmech.exe
PC Tools Registry Mechanic, is software used to scan registry to find errors.
Additional files:
  • install.exe - PC Tools Installer for Registry Mechanic
  • PCTLicHelper.dll - License Helper Dynamic Link Library
  • RMScrn.exe - Registry Mechanic Compacting Screen (Registry Mechanic - Compacting Progress screen)
  • InnoHelpers.dll - InnoHelpers Dynamic Link Library
  • PrivacyHelper.dll - PrivacyH Dynamic Link Library
  • Cookies.dll - Cookies Dynamic Link Library
  • UpdateHlpr.dll - PC Tools Smart Update Helper
  • RMEngine.dll - Registry Mechanic Engine
  • PMSystem.dll - PC Tools Plugin Manager
  • Update.exe - PC Tools Smart Update
  • rminstall.exe - Registry Mechanic (Registry Mechanic Setup)
  • Upgrade.exe - PC Tools Upgrade
  • PgHist.exe - CleanHistory
  • Scheduler.dll - Schedule (SchedulerDLL)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • RegMech.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{46CF72DE-6932-4A5E-AA2A-950C03366450}' (runs on registration).
  • Update.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RMSmartUpdate' (runs daily at 07:45 p.m.).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RegMech.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RMSchedule.
Startup File (User Run)
  • RegMech.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RegistryMechanic' and executes as C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\RegMech.exe /H.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:36.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002008807%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000707%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019381%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:5.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0004072821%
Kernel CPU:0.00019001%
User CPU:0.00021727%
CPU cycles/sec:4,649,848
I/O reads/min:6 Bytes

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 10.0, 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 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.02%
Windows XP 14.17%
Windows Vista 12.41%
Windows 10 4.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.38%
Windows 7 Professional 9.06%
Windows 10 Home 2.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.50%
  United Kingdom 5.33%
  Canada 4.26%
  Italy 2.94%
  Germany 2.44%
  Iran 1.98%
  Netherlands 1.98%
  Spain 1.93%
  Australia 1.83%
  Israel 1.67%
  Belgium 1.32%
  France 1.32%
  Romania 1.32%
  India 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Dell 24.66%
Acer 17.45%
Toshiba 8.88%
ASUS 6.27%
Intel 3.97%
American Megatrends 2.09%
Sahara 1.36%
Lenovo 1.15%
Samsung 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.98%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.08%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.84%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.37%

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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