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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #12,815
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.85 days
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Average installed length: 168.13 days


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Registry Mechanic 9.0

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 can safely clean and repair problems with your registry in a few simple mouse clicks. Easily fix problems with the Windows registry that are a common cause of crashes and errors. By using a registry cleaner regularly and fixing your registry your system...  Read more


Registry Mechanic 9.0 is a program developed by PC Tools 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. 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 program executable is regmech.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 22.15 MB (23,225,827 bytes). Update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 55% of users of Registry Mechanic come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com/en/registry-mechanic
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\unins000.exe" /Log
Estimated size: 22.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Registry Mechanic 9.0

Program executable:regmech.exe
Name:Registry Mechanic
Registry Mechanic 9.0
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)
  • InnoHelpers.dll - InnoHelpers Dynamic Link Library
  • RMTray.exe - Registry Mechanic Startup Tray
  • UpdateHlpr.dll - PC Tools Smart Update Helper
  • RMEngine.dll - Registry Mechanic Engine
  • RMSplash.exe - Registry Mechanic Splash
  • PMSystem.dll - PC Tools Plugin Manager
  • Update.exe - PC Tools Smart Update
  • Launcher.exe - Launcher Application
  • Upgrade.exe - PC Tools Upgrade
  • Activate.dll - Helper library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Alert.exe - PC Tool Smart Alert

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Update.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RMSmartUpdate' (Next runs on 2/23/2014 at 1:33 PM).
  • RegMech.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8CDA3E40-BCDC-4CFA-9F5C-FAC9900F4572}' (runs on registration).
  • Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RMSchedule_219' (runs daily at 19:00).
2 Startup Files (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\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Registry Mechanic\RegMech.exe /H.
  • RMTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RegistryMechanic' and executes as C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\RMTray.exe /H.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Alert.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RMAlert' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic\Alert.exe" /PRODUCT=RM /R.

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 9.0, 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) 50%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.91%
Windows Vista 20.90%
Windows XP 16.72%
Windows 10 4.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.52%
Windows 7 Professional 6.61%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.93%
  Canada 4.93%
  Iran 4.23%
  United Kingdom 3.76%
  Italy 3.29%
  Australia 2.82%
  Germany 2.35%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  Spain 1.64%
  Sweden 1.41%
  Greece 1.41%
  Brazil 1.17%
  India 1.17%
  Belgium 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.11%
Dell 25.62%
Acer 12.81%
Toshiba 7.39%
ASUS 5.91%
Intel 3.94%
American Megatrends 2.46%
Gateway 2.46%
Lenovo 1.97%
Samsung 1.97%
Medion 1.48%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.97%
Dell Dimension E521 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.38%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.38%
Samsung R519/R719 2.38%

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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