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WinMend Registry Cleaner 1.6.7

What is WinMend Registry Cleaner?

WinMend Registry Cleaner is registry cleaner/fixer utility whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. The software helps to automate the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken links within the registry and resolving or removing them. The necessity and usefulness of registry cleaners is a controversial topic, with experts in disagreement over their benefits.

About  (from WinMend.com)

WinMend Registry Cleaner is a powerful and secure registry cleaning and optimization application. It has four main function modules: Registry Cleaner, Registry Optimizer, Registry Backup and Scheduler. The application can efficiently and comprehensively analyze system, accurately locate errors and obsolete data, safely...  Read more


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 11.62 MB (12,186,176 bytes). LiveUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winmend.com/registry-cleaner
Help link: www.winmend.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinMend\Registry Cleaner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinMend\Registry Cleaner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 11.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinMend Registry Cleaner 1.6.7

  • RegistryCleaner.exe - WinMend Registry Cleaner
  • common.dll - For WinMend All
  • HelpUs.dll - For WinMend ALL
  • rd32.dll - Registry Defrag
  • rd64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • basefunc.dll
  • drsa.dll
  • filedown.dll
  • livereplace.exe
  • LiveUpdate.exe
  • RegistryCleanerDll.dll
  • RegScan.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LiveUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinmendUpdateTask_user' (runs daily at 12:47).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CDRipper\unins000.exe'.

How do I remove WinMend Registry Cleaner?

You can uninstall WinMend Registry Cleaner 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 WinMend Registry Cleaner 1.6.7, 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 WinMend Registry Cleaner.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 10 21%
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.57%
Windows 10 21.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.46%
Windows 8 15.38%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.69%
Windows 8.1 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.18%
  DK 11.76%
  Australia 5.88%
  Russia 5.88%
  Sweden 5.88%
  Kuwait 5.88%
  Germany 5.88%
  Turkey 5.88%
  Italy 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
ASUS 36.36%
Toshiba 9.09%
Dell 9.09%
Lenovo 9.09%
Common models
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 18.18%
ASUSTeK Q500A 18.18%
ASUSTeK K52JB 9.09%
ASUSTek G60J 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 9.09%
LENOVO 4334 9.09%

Publisher URL: www.winmend.com


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