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Should I remove WinThruster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
40% remove it60% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,380
United States Rank #6,221
Reach 0.1209%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.40 days
129.74 days >
Average installed length: 68.17 days


1.79 82.96%
1.31.0 1.39%
1.26.1 1.68%
1.16.8 10.62%
1.16.7 3.27%
1.6.77 0.08%

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What is WinThruster?  (from Solvusoft)

WinThruster detects and repairs hundreds of PC errors, optimizes performance settings, and speeds up your PC. It repairs PC problems, decrease program load time, removes PC clutter, extends your computer's life, and restores system performance. WinThruster allows you to create customer scanning schedules that work arou...  Read more


WinThruster is a program developed by Solvusoft. The most used version is 1.79, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is winthruster.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 11.65 MB (12,219,230 bytes). UpDates.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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 30% of users of WinThruster come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: solvusoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinThruster\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinThruster\unins000.exe" /silent
Estimated size: 11.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinThruster

Program executable:winthruster.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\winthruster\winthruster.exe
Additional files:
  • RegCleanPro.dll - WinThruster
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall Application (WinThruster Uninstall Application)
  • UpDates.exe - WinThruster Updates (WinThruster for Solvusoft)
  • Sync.exe - WinThruster synchronization tool
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL
  • CleanSchedule.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • LogFilesCollector.exe - LogFilesCollector (Log Files Collector Tool)
  • MachineId.exe - MachineIdTool (Machine ID Generation Tool)
  • MsgSys.exe (by SPAMfighter ApS) - Fighters (Messager)
  • sfhtml.dll (by SPAMfighter ApS - SPAMfighter.com) - SPAMfighter HTML (SPAMfighter HTML Engine)
  • CommonToolkitSuiteLight.dll (by SPAMfighter ApS) - Common Toolkit Suite (Common Toolkit Suite Light)
  • CommonToolkitSuiteLight_x64.dll
  • MachineIdGateway.dll - MachineIdGateway (Interface to the Machine ID Generation Tool)
  • MachineIdGatewayx64.dll
  • WinThruster64.exe - WinThruster for Registry Cleaner

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Sync.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinThruster64-Christopher Johnson-Notification' (runs daily at 9:12 PM).
  • WinThruster.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinThruster_period' (runs daily at 11:00 AM).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • WinThruster64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinThruster64-Christopher Johnson-Startup.
  • Sync.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinThruster64-Christopher Johnson-Notification.
  • WinThruster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinThruster-nunu pc-Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • WinThruster.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WinThruster' and executes as "C:\Program Files\WinThruster\WinThruster.exe" StartedAfter50PerNOpt.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinThruster.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinThruster\WinThruster.exe'.

How do I remove WinThruster?

You can uninstall WinThruster 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 WinThruster, 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 WinThruster.

Win 10 50%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 40%
Keep it 60%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.04%
Windows 7 43.07%
Windows XP 4.58%
Windows Vista 2.23%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.88%
Windows 10 Home 15.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.87%
Windows 10 Pro 10.03%
Windows 7 Professional 8.59%
Windows 8.1 8.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.31%
  France 5.49%
  Italy 5.37%
  Germany 5.18%
  Brazil 3.50%
  United Kingdom 3.04%
  Turkey 2.92%
  Netherlands 2.49%
  Spain 2.41%
  Taiwan 2.37%
  India 2.30%
  Poland 1.79%
  Russia 1.71%
  Canada 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.68%
Acer 19.93%
Dell 17.40%
ASUS 15.51%
Lenovo 7.65%
Toshiba 4.98%
Samsung 4.49%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Medion 0.98%
Intel 0.77%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.54%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.55%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.76%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.17%


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