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Should I remove Smart PC Cleaner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
50% remove it50% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,770
United States Rank #8,601
Reach 0.0216%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 81.94 days
1050.07 days >
Average installed length: 551.73 days


3.0 100.00%

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Smart PC Cleaner v3.0

What is Smart PC Cleaner?

Smart PC Cleaner presents itself as a system optimizer and malware remover. Both of those claims are fake since Smart PC Cleaner is a fraud. It is not able to fix a computer and it is not able to deal with malware. Smart PC Cleaner only imitates system scanner in order to push people into giving their money away. Smart PC Cleaner is distributed with help of trojans and deceptive websites.

About  (from Avanquest Software)

Smart PC Professional makes your PC faster, error-free and more efficient! Registry Problems: Regular use of computer makes the registry fragmented and cluttered with obsolete and invalid data. Smart PC's powerful Registry tools keep this critical part of your PC in perfect condition. Remove junk files: find and remov...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 SmartPCCleaner.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 24.17 MB (25,343,182 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquest.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smart PC Cleaner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Smart PC Cleaner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 24.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smart PC Cleaner v3.0

Program executable:SmartPCCleaner.exe
Name:Smart PC Cleaner
Fix PC problems and optimize performance
Signed by:Smart PC Solutions
Path:C:\Program Files\Smart PC Cleaner\SmartPCCleaner.exe
(From the publisher) “Smart PC provides you with all the tools to fix, clean and optimise the performance of your PC. Registry Problems: Regular use of computer makes the registry fragmented and cluttered with obsolete and invalid data. Smart...”
Additional files:
  • SPCSchedule.exe - Smart PC Cleaner Schedule
  • Startw3i.exe - Smart PC Cleaner Launcher
  • SPCGuard.exe - Performance Monitor
  • SPCReminder.exe - Smart PC Cleaner Performance Monitor
  • SmartPCCleaner.exe - Smart PC Cleaner (Fix PC problems and optimize performance)
  • SPCLauncher.exe
  • SPCSmartScan.exe - Smart PC Cleaner Smart Scan
  • SPCUninstaller.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SmartPCCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D196E58-08E4-4404-804F-E7C1D1C713CD}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SPCLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Smart PC Cleaner' and executes as C:\Program Files\Smart PC Cleaner\SPCLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:43.12 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0778508872%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.05034565%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02750524%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:1.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0041166753%
Kernel CPU:0.00375690%
User CPU:0.00035978%
Memory:3.79 MB
Total CPU:0.1031934498%
Kernel CPU:0.05338041%
User CPU:0.04981304%

How do I remove Smart PC Cleaner?

You can uninstall Smart PC Cleaner 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 Smart PC Cleaner v3.0, 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 Smart PC Cleaner.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.25%
Windows Vista 10.61%
Windows XP 5.66%
Windows 10 4.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.98%
Windows 7 Professional 6.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.67%
Windows 8 1.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.32%
  Germany 2.41%
  Australia 1.61%
  Italy 1.44%
  Spain 1.12%
  Belgium 0.96%
  India 0.96%
  Indonesia 0.96%
  Saudi Arabia 0.96%
  Thailand 0.80%
  Japan 0.80%
  Canada 0.80%
  United Arab Emirates 0.80%
  Qatar 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.88%
Dell 21.43%
Acer 13.31%
Toshiba 10.06%
ASUS 4.22%
Lenovo 2.60%
Samsung 1.30%
Intel 0.97%
Sony 0.97%
Sahara 0.97%
Gateway 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.81%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.74%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.67%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.67%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com


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