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Should I remove SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,838
United States Rank #3,534
Reach 0.1072%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.47 days
220.48 days >
Average installed length: 115.84 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 0.05% 0.09% 0.09% 0.09% 0.14% 0.43% 0.05% 0.43% 0.19% 2.46% 9.09% 7.43% 15.86% 21.26% 10.70% 2.75% 2.75% 0.28% 2.18% 1.66% 2.56% 6.87% 4.64% 2.79% 0.71% 0.19% 3.93% 0.28%

SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus

What is SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus?  (from SparkTrust)

Optimize your computer, correct system errors and eliminate malware, correct system errors and optimize your computer. SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus is an innovative new way to protect your PC and keep it running for optimal performance. Over time, you may notice the time it takes your PC longer and longer to startup or p...  Read more


SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus is a software program developed by SparkTrust. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 programs's main executable is sparktrustpccleanerplus.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 30.54 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 10.73 MB (11,254,489 bytes). The installed file HandleUpdate.dll 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 10. While about 65% of users of SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sparktrust.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SparkTrust\SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SparkTrust\SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus

Program executable:sparktrustpccleanerplus.exe
Name:SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus
Signed by:Sparktrust Systems
Path:C:\Program Files\sparktrust\sparktrust pc cleaner plus\sparktrustpccleanerplus.exe
SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus is registry cleaner, a class of third party software utility designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. Registry cleaners...
Additional files:
  • DC_offer.exe - SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus Upgrade Offer
  • uninstall.exe - SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus
  • 7ZipDLL.dll - SparkTrust
  • ExtensionManager.dll
  • HandleUpdate.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • LiteUnzip.dll
  • LiteZip.dll
  • msvcp120.dll
  • msvcr120.dll
  • MyResources.dll
  • SandBoxer.dll
  • sqlite3.dll
  • ssleay32.dll
  • unrar.dll
  • SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus Setup.exe - SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus Installer
  • Update.exe
  • SBTE.dll (by GFI Software) - GFI AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module (Threat Engine Dynamic Link Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SparkTrustPCCleanerPlus.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus_sch_EB64D16C-0C3C-11E6-BEB7-645A0480034F' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 8:15 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SparkTrustPCCleanerPlus.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus Startup.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • SparkTrustPCCleanerPlus.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus' which loads as C:\Program Files\SparkTrust\SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus\SparkTrustPCCleanerPlus.exe.
Network connections
  • SparkTrustPCCleanerPlus.exe connects to static-209-139-220-151.gtcust.grouptelecom.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:30.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0190155358%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00612144%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01289410%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,480,841
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8.3 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:94 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus?

You can uninstall SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus 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 SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus, 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 SparkTrust PC Cleaner Plus.
  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) 46%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.68%
Windows 10 35.67%
Windows Vista 9.74%
Windows XP 6.86%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.74%
Windows 10 Home 14.92%
Windows 8.1 12.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.70%
Windows 7 Professional 6.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.56%
  United Kingdom 13.58%
  France 5.84%
  Australia 4.45%
  Canada 3.58%
  Germany 3.03%
  Italy 2.59%
  New Zealand 0.44%
  Austria 0.36%
  Belgium 0.18%
  Switzerland 0.11%
  Netherlands 0.11%
  Brazil 0.07%
  Singapore 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.81%
Dell 23.69%
Acer 16.89%
Toshiba 8.48%
ASUS 6.52%
Lenovo 3.50%
Samsung 3.36%
Medion 0.91%
Sahara 0.91%
Intel 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.44%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.90%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.99%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.18%

comments2 comments

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peterkover a year ago
I tried to cancel my subscription but seem to get anywhere near it.
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Anonymousover a year ago
To Spark Trust Please remove me from this program and do not charge me because it does't work on my Acer The reference number SPTS-U160313-23CPF thanks