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Should I remove Linksys Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,960
United States Rank #3,655
Reach 0.0721%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.33 days
363.78 days >
Average installed length: 191.14 days


1.5.15287.0 0.30%
1.5.14350.0 9.89%
1.5.14274.0 0.20%
1.5.14261.0 0.69%
1.5.14234.0 0.49%
1.5.14044.0 2.27%
1.5.13340.0 1.09%
1.5.13322.0 1.09%
1.5.13310.0 8.11%
1.5.13291.0 40.55%
1.5.13225.3 35.31%

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Linksys Connect


Linksys Connect is a software program developed by Linksys. The most common release is 1.5.13291.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 linksys connect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 40.11 MB (42,062,800 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 83% of users of Linksys Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.linksys.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Connect
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Connect\Linksys Connect.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 40.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Linksys Connect

Program executable:linksys connect.exe
Linksys Software
Path:C:\Program Files\linksys\linksys connect\linksys connect.exe
Additional files:
  • ._Connect.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ._Connect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A01721C5-76CF-4F01-9F85-9C52F320AACE}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Linksys Connect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Connect\Linksys Connect.exe'.

How do I remove Linksys Connect?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.22%
Windows 8 43.58%
Windows Vista 4.94%
Windows XP 3.16%
Windows 8.1 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.29%
Windows 8.1 19.80%
Windows 10 Home 11.09%
Windows 7 Professional 8.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.15%
  Canada 6.12%
  India 0.85%
  United Arab Emirates 0.72%
  Brazil 0.72%
  Costa Rica 0.65%
  Netherlands 0.65%
  Argentina 0.59%
  Philippines 0.59%
  Panama 0.33%
  Italy 0.26%
  Hungary 0.26%
  Poland 0.26%
  TT 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.50%
Dell 28.70%
Acer 9.81%
Toshiba 9.22%
ASUS 7.91%
Lenovo 6.00%
Samsung 1.76%
MSI 0.88%
Intel 0.59%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.54%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.95%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.95%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.65%

Publisher URL: www.linksys.com


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