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Should I remove PrivateTunnel?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,056
United States Rank #7,207
Reach 0.0707%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.77 days
229.20 days >
Average installed length: 120.43 days


VersionDistribution 0.20% 0.10% 0.20% 1.21% 0.71% 0.10% 0.20% 1.11% 13.51% 2.22% 3.33% 3.43% 5.75% 0.10% 0.20% 1.92% 2.92% 1.01% 0.71% 1.31% 0.71% 5.34% 0.40% 0.60% 1.41% 1.92% 1.11% 0.60% 1.92% 0.40% 0.20%
2.2.33 0.10%
2.2.16 0.10%
2.2.15 0.20%
2.2.13 0.10%
2.1.17 0.10% 44.56%

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What is PrivateTunnel?  (from OpenVPN Technologies)

Accessibility to any web content should be the right of every human being across the globe no matter where they live. Many countries have imposed policies to block their citizens from basic rights to access specific web content on the Internet. China and some countries in the Middle East are among those countries tha...  Read more


PrivateTunnel is a program developed by OpenVPN Technologies. The most used version is, 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 installer includes 51 files and is usually about 5.55 MB (5,814,784 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 41% of users of PrivateTunnel come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: privatetunnel.com
Help link: support.privatetunnel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\openvpn technologies\privatetunnel\core
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1880714F-98B5-4DD1-9A33-98863B4E009B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PrivateTunnel

  • 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/)
  • pythoncom26.dll - PyWin32
  • pywintypes26.dll
  • capicli.exe
  • capihelper.exe
  • capiws.exe
  • ffinj.dll
  • icert.exe
  • jsondialog.exe
  • lzo2.dll
  • openvpn.exe
  • openvpn-sign.exe
  • ovpncli.exe
  • ovpntray.exe
  • privatetunnel.exe
  • py.exe
  • userinfo.exe
  • w9xpopen.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • capiws.exe runs as a service named 'OpenVPN Access Client' (OpenVPNAccessClient) "OpenVPN Access Client".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:22.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001096002%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004501%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006459%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,721,067
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.03 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:47 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:16.22 MB
Total CPU:0.0001807333%
Kernel CPU:0.00006560%
User CPU:0.00011513%

How do I remove PrivateTunnel?

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

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.91%
Windows 8 41.67%
Windows XP 2.81%
Windows Vista 2.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.41%
Windows 8.1 11.54%
Windows 7 Professional 10.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.39%
Windows 10 Home 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.12%
  United Kingdom 6.96%
  France 4.01%
  Canada 3.30%
  Germany 2.41%
  Netherlands 2.23%
  Saudi Arabia 2.14%
  Italy 1.61%
  Australia 1.61%
  India 1.52%
  Russia 1.52%
  Turkey 1.43%
  Sweden 1.25%
  Belgium 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.40%
Acer 19.14%
Dell 16.91%
ASUS 12.92%
Lenovo 6.22%
Toshiba 6.22%
Samsung 3.83%
Alienware 2.07%
MSI 1.44%
Intel 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.90%
ASUS All Series 3.19%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.13%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.13%

About OpenVPN Technologies

OpenVPN is an open source program that implements virtual private network (VPN) for creating secure point-to-point connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities.
Publisher URL: openvpn.net


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