What does the TUProgSt.exe file do?
The TUProgSt.exe process is also known as TuneUp Program Statistics Service and is a part of TuneUp Utilities (Version 2009). This software is produced by TuneUp Software (www.tune-up.com). An obsolete or defective version of TUProgSt.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TuneUp Program Statistics service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TuneUp Program Statistics service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TUProgSt.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module TUProgSt.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about TUProgSt.exe TuneUp Program Statistics service
TUProgSt.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. TUProgSt.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 603,904 bytes (78% of all these files), 604,416 bytes or, as the case may be, 604,488 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The TUProgSt file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 25% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves TUProgSt.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about TUProgSt?
|Part of teh TuneUp Utilities! |
|TUProgSt.exe is a component of the TuneUp Software. It has various modules of optimization and system performance tweaks. There have been some reports that this software name has been associated with malware. If you have not installed the TuneUp Software on your system, this application should be checked out more thoroughly. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall TuneUp Utilities
To remove TuneUp Program Statistics service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for TuneUp Utilities in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if TUProgSt.exe (TuneUp Program Statistics service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of TuneUp Program Statistics service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TuneUp Program Statistics service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or TUProgSt.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.