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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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1.3.1 36.00%
1.3.0 0.80%
1.2.6 31.20%
1.2.5 0.80%
1.2.3 23.20%
1.1.5 2.40%
1.1.4 2.40%
1.1.1 2.40%
1.0.1 0.80%

AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang


AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang is a software program developed by AVM Berlin. The most common release is 1.3.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named fritzvpn.exe. The setup package generally installs about 40 files and is usually about 6.97 MB (7,308,272 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 91% of users of AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FRITZ!Fernzugang\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5DC36978-AB9A-4A23-9C12-D90D2BB781B7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.97 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang

Program executable:fritzvpn.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\fritz!fernzugang\fritzvpn.exe
Additional files:
  • avmike.exe - AVM VPN Products (avmike)
  • avmnwapi.dll - avmnwapi
  • certmgr.exe - certmgr
  • certsrv.exe - certsrv
  • ikecrypt.dll - ikecrypt
  • ikeossl.dll - ikeossl
  • monitor.exe - monitor
  • nwtapitest.exe - nwtapitest
  • nwtsrv.exe - nwtsrv
  • scard.exe - scard
  • avmcap.dll - AVM Products (Capture Library)
  • avmcmgr.dll - AVM Certmanager Library
  • avmcsock.dll - AVM CSOCK Library
  • certapi.dll - AVM IKEAPI Library
  • certbasic.dll - AVM Cert Basic DLL
  • ikeapi.dll
  • nwtapi.dll - AVM nwtapi Library
  • imdrvptrace.exe - IMDRVPTRACE (AVM IMDRVPTRACE)
  • snetcfg.exe (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (network config sample)
  • nwim.dll (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider) - Windows (R) 2000 DDK driver (nwim.dll - Install DLL)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • nwtsrv.exe runs as a service named 'AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang Client' (nwtsrv).
  • certsrv.exe runs as a service named 'AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang Cert Service' (certsrv).
  • avmike.exe runs as a service named 'AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang IKE Service' (avmike).

How do I remove AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang?

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Or, you can uninstall AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 AVM FRITZ!Fernzugang.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Server 2003 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.80%
Windows XP 24.00%
Windows Vista 13.60%
Windows 8 8.80%
Windows Server 2003 0.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 24.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.80%
Windows 7 Professional 17.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.40%
Windows Vista Business 3.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.13% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 91.13%
  United States 4.03%
  Switzerland 1.61%
  Austria 1.61%
  United Kingdom 0.81%
  Italy 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.52%
Medion 16.05%
Hewlett-Packard 12.35%
Dell 11.11%
American Megatrends 7.41%
Intel 7.41%
Sahara 6.17%
Samsung 6.17%
Lenovo 2.47%
Toshiba 2.47%
ASUS 1.23%
Common models
Acer Aspire 8930 2.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.88%
LENOVO 20021,2959 1.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 1.92%
Parallels Software Intern... 1.92%
MAXDATA Favorit 5000I 1.92%

About (from AVM Berlin)

AVM is one of the top two manufacturers of broadband devices in Europe.
Publisher URL: www.avm.de


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