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FRITZ!Box starter

What is FRITZ!Box starter?  (from AVM Berlin)

FRITZ!Box is AVM's versatile solution for secure Broadband-Access from multiple PCs. A router with an integrated modem, FRITZ!Box offers many options, including USB and LAN ports, WLAN with wireless encryption activated out of the box, and extensions to connect your accustomed phones.

Overview

FRITZ!Box starter is a software program developed by AVM Berlin. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named fritzdsl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 9.41 MB (9,862,407 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 95% of users of FRITZ!Box starter come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\1&1\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4E9F7AD8-E3EC-4636-BD25-A5AD97E73C64}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.41 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by FRITZ!Box starter

Program executable:fritzdsl.exe
DSL Internet
Path:C:\Program Files\1&1\fritzdsl.exe
MD5:4214c97242f1280e619a6536b17c46d5
Additional files:
  • ProtectAdmin.exe - Protect Administrator
  • Stcenter.exe - 1&1 FRITZ!Box starter
  • FwebProt.exe - 1&1 FRITZ!Box (DSL Protect)
  • ARNOLD.DLL - AVM Products (AVM Arnold DLL)
  • AVMCAP.DLL - Capture Library
  • AVMCSOCK.DLL - AVM CSOCK Library
  • AVMIDN.DLL - AVM IDN Library
  • AVMIGD.DLL - AVM IGD Library
  • AVMSSL.DLL - AVM SSL Wrapper Library
  • AVMUFC.DLL - AVM UFC Library
  • BLOCK.DLL - AVM FRITZ!Application Firewall
  • CAPIInfo.dll - AVM CAPIINFO Library
  • DDNS.EXE - AVM Dynamic DNS
  • FIREAPI.DLL
  • IGD_FIND.DLL - AVM IGD_FIND Library
  • IGDAPI.DLL - AVM IGDAPI Library
  • IGDAPICL.EXE - AVM IGDAPICL
  • IGDCTRL.EXE - AVM IGD Service
  • INSTLSP.EXE - AVM FRITZ!Application Layer Firewall
  • SARAH.DLL
  • SETUPXPF.EXE - AVM Setup for Windows XP SP2 / Vista Firewall
  • Setupxpfv.exe
  • UPNPAPICLI.DLL - AVM UPNP CLIENT Library
  • WebwaIgd.exe - AVM WebWatch (WebWatch UPnP Helper)
  • DE_ROCKY.DLL - AVM FRITZ! (AVM de_rocky)
  • FBOXDIAG.EXE - DSL Diagnose
  • FBoxUpd.exe - 1&1 FRITZ!Box Firmware Update
  • WebWatch.exe - WebWatch
  • i2errDeu.dll - I2ERR (CAPI 2.0 Fehlermeldungen)
  • LIBEAY32.DLL (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • SSLEAY32.DLL (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • C80dll.dll (by Sequiter Software) - CodeBase (CodeBase DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • IGDCTRL.EXE runs as a service named 'AVM IGD CTRL Service' (IGDCTRL).
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FritzDsl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\1&1\FritzDsl.exe'.
  • WebwaIgd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\1&1\WebwaIgd.exe'.
  • IGDCTRL.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\1&1\IGDCTRL.EXE'.
  • FBoxUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\1&1\FBoxUpd.exe'.

How do I remove FRITZ!Box starter?

Quickly and completely remove FRITZ!Box starter from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FRITZ!Box starter 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 FRITZ!Box starter, 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 FRITZ!Box starter.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.85%
Windows XP 18.49%
Windows Vista 15.07%
Windows 8 9.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.10%
Windows 7 Professional 6.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.21%
Windows 10 Home 2.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.59% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 94.59%
  United States 3.38%
  Austria 1.35%
  South Africa 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.97%
Hewlett-Packard 16.88%
Medion 12.99%
Dell 10.39%
GIGABYTE 10.39%
Toshiba 9.09%
American Megatrends 5.19%
ASUS 3.90%
Sahara 2.60%
Samsung 2.60%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7501 3.57%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.68%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.68%
ASUS All Series 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 5537 1.79%
Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2 1.79%

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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