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Should I remove FileWave Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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8.1.0 50.00%
8.0.2 50.00%

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FileWave Client


FileWave Client is a software program developed by FileWave. The most common release is 8.1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 58.42 MB (61,259,276 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.filewave.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FileWave\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4E55207E-113A-48A7-87CB-4C7753E0317C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 58.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FileWave Client

  • FileWaveAdmin.exe - FileWave (FileWave Admin)
  • FileWaveBoosterMonitor.exe - FileWave Booster Monitor
  • FileWaveClientAssistant.exe - FileWave Client Assistant
  • FileWaveClientMonitor.exe - FileWave Client Monitor
  • FileWaveSuperPrefsEditor.exe - FileWave SuperPrefs Editor
  • fwcld.exe
  • fwGUI.exe - FileWave Kiosk
  • fwlibeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • fwssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • fwcld.exe runs as a service named 'FileWave Client' (FileWaveWinClient) "Provides the FileWave Deployment Client Software".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fwGUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'fwGUI' which loads as C:\Program Files\FileWave\fwGUI.exe.

How do I remove FileWave Client?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
American Megatrends 50.00%


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