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Should I remove Total Defense PC Tune-Up?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,423
United States Rank #20,269
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.17 days
838.14 days >
Average installed length: 440.38 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Total Defense PC Tune-Up


Total Defense PC Tune-Up is a software program developed by Total Defense. 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 PC Tune-Up.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 7.61 MB (7,984,015 bytes). 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 93% of users of Total Defense PC Tune-Up come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Total Defense Inc.
URL: www.totaldefense.com
Help link: www.totaldefense.com/faq/PCTuneup.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Total Defense\PC Tune-Up\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Total Defense\PC Tune-Up\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Total Defense PC Tune-Up

Program executable:PC Tune-Up.exe
Name:PC Tune-Up
Path:C:\Program Files\Total Defense\PC Tune-Up\PC Tune-Up.exe
Additional files:
  • InstallHelper.dll (by PC Pitstop,) - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • setup.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Bootstrapper Small (Adobe Bootstrapper for Single Installation)
  • PC Tune-Up.exe (by PC Pitstop) - PC Tune-Up
  • Reminder-PCTuneup.exe (by PC Pitstop)
  • SetupAdmin.exe (by Apple) - SetupAdmin (Apple Installer (Elevated))
  • dpinst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • NonRotatingMedia.exe
  • QuickTimeInstallerAdmin.exe (by Apple) - QuickTime (QuickTime Installer (Elevated))
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WinSAT.exe - Windows System Assessment Tool
  • WTTLOG.DLL - WTT (WTT Logger Main)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dpinst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1C5DD5F-EA89-4604-8D19-25846AC0DEB5}'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Reminder-PCTuneup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Total Defense PC Tuneup Reminder' which loads as C:\Program Files\Total Defense\PC Tune-Up\Reminder-PCTuneup.exe.

How do I remove Total Defense PC Tune-Up?

You can uninstall Total Defense PC Tune-Up 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 Total Defense PC Tune-Up, 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 Total Defense PC Tune-Up.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.57%
Windows 10 22.86%
Windows XP 5.71%
Windows Vista 2.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.29%
Windows 7 Professional 27.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.71%
Windows 8 5.71%
Windows 8.1 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.66%
  Canada 4.59%
  Australia 0.92%
  CI 0.92%
  PR 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Dell 14.81%
Toshiba 7.41%
Acer 7.41%
ASUS 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Sony 3.70%
Samsung 1.85%
Gateway 1.85%
Compaq 1.85%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard 610-1150y 3.17%
ASUS All Series 3.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500D 1.59%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 1.59%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 1.59%


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