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WinUtilities 10.52 Free Edition

What is WinUtilities Free Edition?  (from YL Computing, Inc)

WinUtilities Free Edition is a multi-functional system performance and optimization suite for Microsoft Windows. This collection of tools lets you supercharge your PC's performance, enhance its security, tweak and optimize its settings, and customize and personalize your screens. Registry Cleaner makes your system more...  Read more


WinUtilities 10.52 Free Edition is a program developed by YL Computing, Inc. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 WinUtil.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 21.85 MB (22,912,480 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 44% of users of WinUtilities Free Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ylcomputing.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinUtilities\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinUtilities\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 21.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinUtilities 10.52 Free Edition

Program executable:WinUtil.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\WinUtilities\WinUtil.exe
Additional files:
  • ToolRegBackup.exe (by YL Software) - WinUtilities Registry Backup and Restore
  • ToolFindDuplicate.exe (by YL Software) - WinUtilities Duplicate Files Finder
  • ToolDocProtector.exe - WinUtilities Document Protector
  • ToolSysInfo.exe - WinUtilities System Information
  • Defrag.dll - WinUtilities DiskDefrag Module
  • ToolSafeUninstall.exe - WinUtilities Uninstall Manager
  • ToolMemoryOptimizer.exe - WinUtilities Memory Optimizer
  • ToolProcessSecurity.exe - WinUtilities Process Security
  • ToolRegistryCleaner.exe - WinUtilities Registry Cleaner
  • ToolFixShortcut.exe - WinUtilities Shortcuts Fixer
  • ToolHistoryCleaner.exe - WinUtilities History Cleaner
  • ToolRegistrySearch.exe - WinUtilities Registry Search
  • ToolStartupCleaner.exe - WinUtilities Startup Cleaner
  • ToolRegDefrag.exe - WinUtilities RegistryDefrag
  • ToolSchedule.exe - WinUtilities Task Scheduler
  • ToolSysControl.exe - WinUtilities System Control
  • AppAutoShutdown.exe - WinUtilities Auto Shutdown
  • ToolFileSplitter.exe - WinUtilities File Splitter
  • ToolSecureDelete.exe - WinUtilities File Shredder
  • ToolWinTools.exe - WinUtilities Windows Tools
  • ToolDiskCleaner.exe - WinUtilities Disk Cleaner
  • ToolBHORemover.exe - WinUtilities BHO Remover
  • ToolFileLock.exe - WinUtilities EXE Protect
  • ToolDiskDefrag.exe - WinUtilities DiskDefrag
  • ToolUndelete.exe - WinUtilities Undelete
  • CloseApps.exe - CloseApps Module (CloseApps)
  • WinUtil.exe - WinUtilities
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Scheduled Tasks
  • WinUtil.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinUtilities 1 Click Maintenance' (runs daily at 12:01 AM).
  • ToolRegistryCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinUtilities_Registry_Cleaner_D81CDF27E9284402' (runs weekly on Fridays at 12:10 PM).
  • ToolHistoryCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinUtilities_History_Cleaner_D81CDF27E9284403' (runs weekly on Fridays at 12:20 PM).
  • ToolDiskDefrag.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinUtilities_DiskDefrag_D81CDF27E9284404' (runs weekly on Fridays at 12:30 PM).
  • ToolDiskCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinUtilities_Disk_Cleaner_D81CDF27E9284401' (runs weekly on Fridays at 12:00 PM).
  • ToolMemoryOptimizer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\MemOptimizer-02BB2F56CB964deb8996194DE7EB5275.job'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ToolMemoryOptimizer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MemOptimizer-02BB2F56CB964deb8996194DE7EB5275.
  • WinUtil.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WinUtilities-02BB2F56CB964deb8996194DE7EB5275.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002803364%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00023968%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004066%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,066,815
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.69 MB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove WinUtilities Free Edition?

You can uninstall WinUtilities Free Edition 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 10.52 Free Edition, 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 Free Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 3%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.05%
Windows XP 18.42%
Windows Vista 7.89%
Windows 10 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 13.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 7 Starter 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Belgium 8.89%
  Germany 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  LY 2.22%
  South Africa 2.22%
  Thailand 2.22%
  Taiwan 2.22%
  Norway 2.22%
  Costa Rica 2.22%
  NA 2.22%
  Venezuela 2.22%
  Netherlands 2.22%
  BA 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.71%
Dell 11.43%
Acer 11.43%
Sony 8.57%
Medion 8.57%
Intel 5.71%
American Megatrends 5.71%
ASUS 5.71%
Sahara 2.86%
NEC 2.86%
Lenovo 2.86%
Common models
Toshiba NB255 3.57%
Sony VPCSC31FM 3.57%
Sony VPCF23JFX 3.57%
Packard Bell NEC IMEDIA H... 3.57%
NEC Computers Internation... 3.57%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.57%

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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