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TweakNow WinSecret

What is TweakNow WinSecret?  (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 is a software program developed by TweakNow.com. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named winsecret.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 23.49 MB (24,634,139 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 48% of users of TweakNow WinSecret come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tweaknow.com/WinSecret.php
Help link: www.tweaknow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TweakNow WinSecret\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TweakNow WinSecret\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 23.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TweakNow WinSecret

Program executable:winsecret.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\tweaknow winsecret\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
  • msvcrt.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library)
  • sqlite3.dll

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?

You can uninstall TweakNow WinSecret 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, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 47%
Keep it 53%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.19%
Windows 10 18.75%
Windows XP 7.81%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.40%
Windows 7 Professional 12.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.94%
Windows 8.1 4.76%
Windows 8 Pro 3.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.00%
  Australia 6.67%
  Belgium 5.33%
  Canada 5.33%
  Germany 5.33%
  Netherlands 4.00%
  Romania 4.00%
  France 2.67%
  Hungary 2.67%
  UA 2.67%
  Czech Republic 1.33%
  DZ 1.33%
  United Kingdom 1.33%
  Italy 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.56%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 8.89%
ASUS 4.44%
Sahara 4.44%
Toshiba 4.44%
American Megatrends 4.44%
Lenovo 2.22%
Intel 2.22%
Gateway 2.22%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 6.25%
Gigabyte H61M-D2-B3 4.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.08%

Publisher URL: www.tweaknow.com


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