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Vista Utilities


Vista Utilities is a software program developed by Smart PC Utilities. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 634.5 KB (649,728 bytes). The installed file webupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows Vista (SP2). While about 67% of users of Vista Utilities come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: smartpcutilities.bravehost.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\smart pc utilities\vista utilities\ms dos commands
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8D101DEB-ED92-488E-BA22-0E29DA6BEDEC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 634.5 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Vista Utilities

  • componentfactory.krypton.toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • glassbutton.dll - GlassButton
  • mdiclientcontroller.dll (by Jacob Slusser) - MdiClientController Component
  • mditabstrip.dll (by Chris Crites) - MdiTabStrip
  • updateagent.exe - Vista Utilities (Update Agent Module)
  • vistacontrols.dll - VistaControls
  • vistautilities.exe
  • webupdate.exe - Web Update Module

How do I remove Vista Utilities?

You can uninstall Vista Utilities 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 Utilities, 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 Utilities.

Uninstall it 44%
Keep it 56%
Windows Vista (SP2)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Spain 16.67%
  Poland 16.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
ASUS 50.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion GG757AAR-ABA ... 33.33%
ASUSTeK M51Vr 33.33%


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