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Should I remove Windows Cleaner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,458
United States Rank #18,297
Reach 0.0115%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.02 days
354.47 days >
Average installed length: 186.25 days


1.0.0 100.00%

Windows Cleaner

What is Windows Cleaner?  (from VTools)

Windows Cleaner Pro is a fast, efficient and powerful system optimizer that scans every part of your Windows system to detect and fix all issues causing your computer to run slowly, including registry. Windows Cleaner Pro removes all the registry errors and invalid shortcuts, delete junk files and so on. Windows Clea...  Read more


Windows Cleaner is a software program developed by VTools. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 primary executable is named WindowsCleaner.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 13.25 MB (13,896,613 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdate.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 users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 46% of users of Windows Cleaner come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcerrorfix.net
Help link: www.pcerrorfix.com/support/online.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Vtools\Windows Cleaner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Vtools\Windows Cleaner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Cleaner

Program executable:WindowsCleaner.exe
Name:Windows Cleaner
Path:C:\Program Files\Vtools\Windows Cleaner\WindowsCleaner.exe
Additional files:
  • TaskSchedule.dll - Task Scheduler Dynamic Link Library
  • AutoUpdate.exe - WindowsCleaner Updater
  • WindowsCleaner.exe - Windows Cleaner
  • Install.exe
  • UninstallPromote.exe
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WindowsCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2C6616A6-980E-4991-983D-9DA0EEB634CD}' (runs on registration).
  • AutoUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WindowsCleanerLoginCheckUpdate'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • WindowsCleaner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WindowsCleanerAutoRun.
  • AutoUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WindowsCleanerLoginCheckUpdate.

How do I remove Windows Cleaner?

You can uninstall Windows 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 Windows Cleaner, 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 Windows Cleaner.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.54%
Windows 10 32.16%
Windows XP 8.37%
Windows Vista 7.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.14%
Windows 8.1 8.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.08%
Windows 8 6.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.39%
  Germany 3.80%
  United Kingdom 3.04%
  Brazil 2.66%
  Israel 2.66%
  Canada 2.66%
  Australia 2.28%
  Italy 2.28%
  France 1.90%
  Romania 1.90%
  Egypt 1.90%
  MA 1.52%
  Belgium 1.52%
  DZ 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.66%
Acer 18.18%
Dell 15.38%
Toshiba 6.29%
Lenovo 5.59%
Samsung 5.59%
ASUS 4.90%
American Megatrends 2.80%
Intel 1.40%
Medion 1.40%
Sony 1.40%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.13%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.48%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.48%
ASUSTeK CM6340 2.48%
Dell Inspiron 1750 1.65%

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Frustatedover a year ago
Used this program but made my computer lock-up and would not shut down. Had to power down and reboot on safe mode... Using Windows 7...