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Should I remove PCMagazine SurfSpeed?

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PCMagazine SurfSpeed

What is PCMagazine SurfSpeed?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

Bandwidth testing sites download a single large file, initiating a single connection. Instead of downloading one large file over a single server (with lots of bandwidth), SurfSpeed grabs pages (and page elements) from multiple sites with varying amounts of bandwidth. In addition, just like a real Internet browser, Surf...  Read more


PCMagazine SurfSpeed is a software program developed by Ziff Davis Media. 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 surfspeed.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 4.9 MB (5,139,484 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 91% of users of PCMagazine SurfSpeed come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1996651,00.asp
Help link: www.pcmag.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\SurfSpeed\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\SurfSpeed\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PCMagazine SurfSpeed

Program executable:surfspeed.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pc magazine utilities\surfspeed\surfspeed.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • UpdateDll.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CDRipper\unins000.exe'.

How do I remove PCMagazine SurfSpeed?

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

Win XP 75%
Win 7 (SP1) 13%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 87.50%
Windows 7 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 87.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  Brazil 4.55%
  Canada 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 57.14%
American Megatrends 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Common models
Dell Dell DM051 33.33%
D850MV MV85010A 16.67%
PSLA1 PSLA1059 16.67%
HP-Pavilion FQ565AA-ABA a... 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 1501 16.67%

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com


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