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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,052
United States Rank #8,975
Reach 0.0310%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.48 days
191.17 days >
Average installed length: 100.45 days


9 93.56%
8 2.99%
7 2.76%
15 0.69%

PRTG Network Monitor

What is PRTG Network Monitor?  (from Paessler AG)

An advanced, easy-to-use monitoring solution for your entire network. The software's features include: up/downtime monitoring, traffic and usage monitoring, packet sniffing, failover clustering, in-depth analysis and concise reporting. A user-friendly web-based interface allows users to quickly auto-discover and config...  Read more


PRTG Network Monitor is a program developed by Paessler AG. The most used version is 9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 66 files and is usually about 36.86 MB (38,649,526 bytes). PRTGServerUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of PRTG Network Monitor come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paessler.com/prtg
Help link: www.paessler.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PRTG Network Monitor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PRTG Network Monitor\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 36.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PRTG Network Monitor

  • paesslerchart.dll - Paessler Chart Dynamic Link Library
  • PrtgRemoteInstall.exe - Prtg Remote Install Service
  • PRTG Server Administrator.exe - PRTG Server Administrator
  • PRTG Probe Administrator.exe - PRTG Probe Administrator
  • PRTG Enterprise Console.exe - PRTG Enterprise Console
  • RegWrapper.exe - PRTG Registry Wrapper
  • PaesslerSQLEngineDBX.dll - PRTG Network Monitor (SQLite DBX Driver)
  • PRTG_Chromium_Helper.exe - Prtg_Chromium_Helper
  • OraWrapper.exe - PRTG Oracle Wrapper
  • paesslerVMWareShell.exe - paesslerVMWareShell
  • PrtgACWWrapperWin32.exe - PrtgACWWrapperWin32
  • PRTGReportProcess.exe - PRTG Report Process
  • PRTG Administrator.exe - PRTG Administrator
  • PRTGServerUpdate.exe - PRTG Server Update
  • PRTGServerUpdate_tmp.exe
  • PRTGProbeUpdate.exe - PRTG Probe Update
  • PRTG GUI Starter.exe - PRTG GUI Starter
  • PRTG Windows GUI.exe - PRTG Windows GUI
  • PRTGPathUpgrader.exe - PRTGPathUpgrader
  • PRTG_IE_Helper.exe - Prtg_IE_Helper
  • PrtgDllWrapper.exe - PrtgDllWrapper
  • PRTGValidate.exe - PrtgValidate
  • PRTG Server.exe - PRTG Server
  • PRTG Probe.exe - PRTG Probe
  • Lb2to3.exe
  • PaesslerSNMPWrapper.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • 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/)
  • chartdir51.dll (by Advanced Software Engineering Limited) - ChartDirector (ChartDirector DLL)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • PRTG Probe.exe runs as a service named 'PRTG Probe Service' (PRTGProbeService) "Performs network monitoring using various network protocols (including SNMP, WMI, HTTP, packet sniffing, NetFlow, and others) for PRTG Network Monitor (www.paessler.com/prtg)".
  • PRTG Server.exe runs as a service named 'PRTG Core Server Service' (PRTGCoreService) "Performs network monitoring using various network protocols (including SNMP, WMI, HTTP, packet sniffing, NetFlow, and others) for PRTG Network Monitor (www.paessler.com/prtg)".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • PRTG Server.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PRTG Network Monitor\PRTG Server.exe'.
  • PRTG Server Administrator.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PRTG Network Monitor\PRTG Server Administrator.exe'.
  • PRTG Probe.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PRTG Network Monitor\PRTG Probe.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PRTG Enterprise Console.exe
Memory:24.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0016125840%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00081028%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00080231%
0.015104% average
70 average
PRTG Server.exe
Memory:56.56 MB
Total CPU:0.0006744846%
Kernel CPU:0.00037695%
User CPU:0.00029753%
CPU cycles/sec:27,765,968
I/O reads/min:55.67 KB
I/O writes/min:5.01 KB
PRTG Probe.exe
Memory:14.81 MB
Total CPU:0.0008323690%
Kernel CPU:0.00045080%
User CPU:0.00038157%
CPU cycles/sec:3,857,509
I/O reads/min:18.82 KB
I/O writes/min:1.46 KB

How do I remove PRTG Network Monitor?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 0%
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 65.52%
Windows 8 22.30%
Windows XP 6.44%
Windows Vista 5.29%
Windows Server 2003 0.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.50%
Windows 7 Professional 22.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.45%
Windows 8.1 5.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.99%
  Germany 5.66%
  United Kingdom 3.72%
  France 2.65%
  Canada 2.48%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Australia 1.77%
  Brazil 1.42%
  India 1.24%
  Sweden 1.24%
  Austria 1.06%
  Norway 0.88%
  Spain 0.88%
  TN 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.16%
Dell 30.20%
Acer 11.37%
ASUS 5.49%
Toshiba 5.10%
American Megatrends 1.96%
Intel 1.96%
Lenovo 1.96%
Apple 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.51%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.26%
Dell XPS 8500 2.26%
Gateway DX4380G 2.26%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.26%


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