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Should I remove TweakNow WinSecret 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #26,099
Reach 0.0074%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.37 days
276.39 days >
Average installed length: 145.22 days


4.2.6 27.40%
4.2.5 11.64% 14.38% 6.16%
4.2.1 3.42%
4.2.0 3.42%
4.0.0 33.56%

TweakNow WinSecret 2012

What is TweakNow WinSecret 2012?  (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 2012 is a program developed by TweakNow.com. The most used version is 4.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is winsecret.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 20.58 MB (21,581,119 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 37% of users of TweakNow WinSecret 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tweaknow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TweakNow WinSecret 2012\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TweakNow WinSecret 2012\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 20.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TweakNow WinSecret 2012

Program executable:winsecret.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\tweaknow winsecret 2012\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

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 2012?

You can uninstall TweakNow WinSecret 2012 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 2012, 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 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 3%
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 73.97%
Windows XP 13.01%
Windows 10 8.22%
Windows Vista 4.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.19%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.97%
  Germany 10.30%
  Italy 7.27%
  Iran 4.24%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  France 3.64%
  Australia 3.64%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  Brazil 2.42%
  Canada 2.42%
  Switzerland 1.82%
  Finland 1.82%
  Portugal 1.82%
  Hungary 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.50%
ASUS 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 17.50%
Acer 15.00%
Intel 3.75%
American Megatrends 3.75%
Lenovo 2.50%
Toshiba 2.50%
Sony 1.25%
Samsung 1.25%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.15%
HPE-477a 2.15%
Gigabyte M61PM-S2 2.15%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.15%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 1.08%
HP Compaq nc6400 (RA252AW... 1.08%

Publisher URL: www.tweaknow.com


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