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WinUtilities 5.0


WinUtilities 5.0 is a program developed by YL Computing, Inc. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 21 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. While about 83% of users of WinUtilities come from the United States, it is also popular in Philippines.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xp-tools.com/winutilities/index.htm
Help link: www.xp-tools.com/winutilities/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinUtilities\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinUtilities\unins000.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by WinUtilities 5.0

  • ToolSysControl.exe - WinUtilities System Control
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • AppAutoShutdown.exe
  • ToolBHORemover.exe
  • ToolDiskCleaner.exe
  • ToolFileLock.exe
  • ToolFileSplitter.exe
  • ToolFindDuplicate.exe
  • ToolFixShortcut.exe
  • ToolHistoryCleaner.exe
  • ToolMemoryOptimizer.exe
  • ToolProcessManager.exe
  • ToolRegBackup.exe
  • ToolRegistryCleaner.exe
  • ToolRegistrySearch.exe
  • ToolSafeUninstall.exe
  • ToolSecureDelete.exe
  • ToolStartupCleaner.exe
  • ToolSysInfo.exe
  • ToolWinTools.exe
  • WO.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ToolMemoryOptimizer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinUtilities Memory Optimizer' which loads as C:\Program Files\WinUtilities\ToolMemoryOptimizer.exe -hide.

How do I remove WinUtilities?

You can uninstall WinUtilities 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 WinUtilities 5.0, 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 WinUtilities.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Philippines 16.67%

About (from YL Computing, Inc)

We are one of the original manufacturers and vendors of our software and related products.
Publisher URL: www.ylcomputing.com


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