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What is pccleaners.exe?

Part of PC Cleaners by PC Cleaners

What is it?

PC Cleaners is registry cleaner, a class of third party software utility designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. Registry cleaners in general try to automate the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken links within the registry and resolving or removing them.
Description of pccleaners.exe from PC Cleaners
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How does pccleaners.exe run?

Process - pccleaners.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pccleaners.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does pccleaners.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pccleaners.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PC Cleaners' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\PC Cleaners\PCCleaners.exe" /minimize' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - pccleaners.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\pc-dis-upd'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Startup files (user) run - pccleaners.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PC Cleaners' and the execution command '"C:\ProgramData\PC Cleaners\PCCleaners.exe" /minimize' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the pccleaners.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of pccleaners.exe users, 93.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pccleaners.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02789% CPU278896.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
105.39 MB RAM489.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
724 GDI objects482.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc cleaners\pccleaners.exe

Are there other versions of PC Cleaners?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by PC Cleaners.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: pccleaners.exe
Publisher: PC Cleaners Inc. (verified)
Name: PC Cleaners
Description: PC Cleaner
Size: 63.94 MB
Original file name: PCGUI.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: PC Cleaners Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 1/25/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0296376462%
Privileged CPU: 0.0017480384%
User CPU: 0.02788960771357%
Privileged CPU time: 12885.68 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,204,521,772
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 388.04 MB
Peak committed memory: 681.5 MB
Paged memory: 105.39 MB
Peak paged memory: 382.67 MB
Paged system memory: 480.45 KB
Non-paged system memory: 24.65 KB
Working set memory: 5.44 MB
Peak working set memory: 338.45 MB
Min working set memory: 2.99 MB
Private memory: 105.39 MB
Page faults: 12,350,670
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 55,756
Total read transfer: 720.82 MB
Total write operations: 159
Total write transfer: 699.16 KB
Total other operations: 266,162
Total other transfer: 21.85 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 724
Peak GDI objects: 737
USER objects: 470
Peak USER objects: 495
Handle count average: 672
Thread count average: 17
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\PC Cleaners\PCCleaners.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: PC Cleaners
Command: "C:\Program Files\PC Cleaners\PCCleaners.exe" /minimize

Scheduled task details

Name: pc-dis-upd
Command: \pc-dis-upd

Startup files (user) run details

Name: PC Cleaners
Command: "C:\ProgramData\PC Cleaners\PCCleaners.exe" /minimize

Image hashes

MD5: 0c3e1cc0e7ac73f22c99930e9d9292c1
SHA-1: 7cd57b3e82a48a2bcb7b178b282f1bca91634e6a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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