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Should I remove True Sword 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
41% remove it59% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,512
United States Rank #43,640
Reach 0.0025%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.52 days
689.02 days >
Average installed length: 362.03 days


5.6 28.00%
5.4 66.00%
5.2 6.00%

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True Sword 5

What is True Sword 5?

During installation, the Security Stronghold Removal Tool utility will provide various bundled applications including RegClean Pro registry cleaner. It will then download utilities from its server and scan the user's PC. After scanning, it will show a number of 'malware' files found, including the bundled RegClean it installed. In order to remove the 'malware' you are required to purchase a product called True Sword Antispyware or Stronghold Antivirus.


The most common release is 5.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named truesword5.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 10.2 MB (10,691,846 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SecurityStronghold.com
Help link: www.SecurityStronghold.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\True Sword 5\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\True Sword 5\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by True Sword 5

Program executable:truesword5.exe
Name:True Sword
True Sword 5.2
Path:C:\Program Files\true sword 5\truesword5.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • TrueSwordInstaller.exe
  • TrueSwordSchedule.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • TrueSwordSchedule.exe runs as a service named 'True Sword 5 Scheduler' (TrueSwordSchedulerService).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001142208%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007615%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003807%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:811,781
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:24 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove True Sword 5?

You can uninstall True Sword 5 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 True Sword 5, 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 True Sword 5.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 41%
Keep it 59%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.00%
Windows XP 24.00%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Windows 10 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.00%
Windows 10 Pro 2.00%
Windows 7 Professional 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.48%
  Germany 22.41%
  United Kingdom 6.90%
  Australia 5.17%
  Italy 5.17%
  Netherlands 3.45%
  Hong Kong 1.72%
  Thailand 1.72%
  Russia 1.72%
  Sweden 1.72%
  Argentina 1.72%
  Romania 1.72%
  Israel 1.72%
  DK 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.21%
Dell 18.18%
Acer 15.15%
Lenovo 9.09%
Sony 6.06%
Toshiba 6.06%
Medion 6.06%
Sahara 3.03%
American Megatrends 3.03%
Intel 3.03%
ASUS 3.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
Unknow Unknow 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite P200 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 2.50%
Sony VPCEB3M1R 2.50%
Sony VGN-AR51E 2.50%

About (from Security Stronghold)

Company Profile Security Stronghold Company was founded by several computer security professionals.
Publisher URL: www.securitystronghold.com


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