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Should I remove TweakNow WinSecret 2011?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,166
United States Rank #16,654
Reach 0.0118%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 421.58 days
1166.63 days >
Average installed length: 612.98 days


3.6.0 8.15%
3.5.2 8.58%
3.5.1 17.17%
3.5.0 10.30%
3.4.0 12.45%
3.3.1 6.87%
3.3.0 2.58%
3.2.0 2.15%
3.1.0 4.72%
3.0.9 2.15%
3.0.8 4.72%
3.0.6 0.43%
3.0.5 0.86%
3.0.1 0.86%
3.0.0 18.03%

Typically installed together

TweakNow WinSecret 2011

What is TweakNow WinSecret 2011?  (from TweakNow.com)

In TweakNow WinSecret, we have gathered the most popular Windows XP/Vista registry settings and provide them for you in an easy and safe user interface. As a long time Windows user you might have heard about registry. The registry is a special file in your hard disk that hold most of Windows settings data. Wish to i...  Read more


TweakNow WinSecret 2011 is a software program developed by TweakNow.com. The most common release is 3.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 winsecret.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 20.22 MB (21,206,859 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 50% of users of TweakNow WinSecret 2011 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tweaknow.com/WinSecret.php
Help link: www.tweaknow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TweakNow WinSecret 2011\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TweakNow WinSecret 2011\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 20.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TweakNow WinSecret 2011

Program executable:winsecret.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\tweaknow winsecret 2011\winsecret.exe
Additional files:
  • DLib.dll - TweakNow Windows Customizer
  • Convert_x86.dll - Convert Module
  • cpuidsdk.dll (by CPUID) - CPUID SDK Dynamic Link Library (CPUID DLL SDK)
  • ConvertTo.exe
  • Transparent.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WinSecret.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0DFEEFEB-A54B-478D-80CE-E620C3236FA2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Transparent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Transparent' and executes as C:\Program Files\TweakNow WinSecret 2011\Transparent.exe 164 164.

How do I remove TweakNow WinSecret 2011?

You can uninstall TweakNow WinSecret 2011 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 TweakNow WinSecret 2011, 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 TweakNow WinSecret 2011.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.38%
Windows XP 16.74%
Windows Vista 10.30%
Windows 10 5.15%
Windows Server 2003 0.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.04%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.39%
Windows 10 Home 2.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.17%
  Germany 21.99%
  United Kingdom 5.15%
  Italy 3.09%
  Canada 2.75%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  France 1.37%
  Belgium 1.03%
  Sweden 1.03%
  Spain 0.69%
  UA 0.69%
  Philippines 0.69%
  Brazil 0.69%
  Finland 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.72%
Dell 23.66%
Medion 14.50%
Acer 13.74%
American Megatrends 4.58%
Intel 3.05%
ASUS 2.29%
Sahara 1.53%
Samsung 1.53%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.39%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
MEDIONPC MS-7621 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.75%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.75%

Publisher URL: www.tweaknow.com


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