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Should I remove Vista Services Optimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,624
United States Rank #11,350
Reach 0.0220%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.47 days
692.51 days >
Average installed length: 363.86 days


2.1.300 23.04%
2.0.288 46.77%
1.3.200 5.53%
1.2.108 8.29%
1.2.100 0.46%
1.1.42 13.36%
1.1.18 2.30%
1.1.10 0.23%

Vista Services Optimizer

What is Vista Services Optimizer?  (from Smart PC Utilities)

Vista Services Optimizer is an open source system tweaking software that enables you to optimize Windows services in an easy, automatic and safe way based on the way you use your computer. Automatic TuneUp tweaks your PC settings for best performance in an easy and safe way according to the way you use your computer. I...  Read more


Vista Services Optimizer is a program developed by Smart PC Utilities. The most used version is 2.0.288, 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. 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 main program executable is ServicesOptimizer.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 56 files and is usually about 2.97 MB (3,109,249 bytes). webupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of Vista Services Optimizer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.
  • Starts automatically
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Vista Services Optimizer has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smartpcutilities.com/servicesoptimizer.html
Help link: www.smartpcutilities.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Vista Services Optimizer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D5B0F4C3-EEC2-4CF1-AD38-5A459496AB54}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.97 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Vista Services Optimizer

Program executable:ServicesOptimizer.exe
Name:Vista Services Optimizer
Path:C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Vista Services Optimizer\ServicesOptimizer.exe
Additional files:
  • rescuecenter.exe - Vista Services Optimizer - v1.1.42.2 (Smart Rescue Center)
  • servicesoptimizer.exe - Vista Services Optimizer
  • updateagent.exe - Update Agent Module
  • webupdate.exe - Web Update Module
  • glassbutton.dll - Vista Services Optimizer (Glass Button DLL)
  • mdiclientcontroller.dll - MDI Client Controller DLL
  • nerobar.dll - Nero Bar DLL
  • QuickControl.exe - Quick Control
  • servicecontroller.dll - Service Controller DLL
  • Tracker.DLL - Tracker DLL
  • vistacontrols.dll - Vista Controls DLL
  • componentfactory.krypton.toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Smart_PC_Utilities.exe (by Conduit) - Smart_PC_Utilities Toolbar

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WebUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WebUpdate' (runs weekly on Fridays at 5:00 PM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • QuickControl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Vista Services Optimizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Vista Services Optimizer\QuickControl.exe".

How do I remove Vista Services Optimizer?

You can uninstall Vista Services Optimizer 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 Vista Services Optimizer, 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 Vista Services Optimizer.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win Vista (SP2) 45%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.00%
Windows Vista 46.54%
Windows 10 6.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 35.80%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.16%
Windows 7 Professional 5.54%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.31%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.41%
  United Kingdom 6.81%
  Italy 6.63%
  Canada 3.68%
  Australia 3.13%
  Sweden 2.95%
  Germany 2.58%
  France 2.39%
  Spain 2.39%
  Belgium 1.66%
  Brazil 1.47%
  Austria 0.92%
  Japan 0.92%
  Romania 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.79%
Dell 23.51%
Acer 13.68%
Toshiba 8.77%
ASUS 4.91%
Medion 2.46%
Samsung 2.11%
Gateway 1.75%
Lenovo 1.40%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.71%
Dell Studio 540 2.35%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.35%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.35%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.35%


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