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Should I remove Privatefirewall?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,957
United States Rank #5,380
Reach 0.0908%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.30 days
215.39 days >
Average installed length: 113.17 days


VersionDistribution 69.52% 7.70% 18.38% 1.41% 0.47% 0.16% 0.08% 0.31% 0.08% 0.08% 0.47% 0.16% 0.08% 0.31% 0.16% 0.39% 0.16% 0.08%

Privatefirewall 7.0


Privatefirewall 7.0 is a software program developed by PWI. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named pwipf6.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 537 KB (549,888 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 48% of users of Privatefirewall come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.privacyware.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\privacyware\privatefirewall
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E8EA933E-03A2-4E62-9F52-812C72BE2A6B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 537 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Privatefirewall 7.0

Program executable:pwipf6.exe
Name:install Application
PrivateFirewall Filter Install Application

How do I remove Privatefirewall?

Quickly and completely remove Privatefirewall 7.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Privatefirewall 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 Privatefirewall 7.0, 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 Privatefirewall.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.45%
Windows 8 25.65%
Windows XP 13.25%
Windows Vista 5.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.29%
Windows 8.1 9.65%
Windows 7 Professional 9.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.40%
  United Kingdom 10.25%
  Canada 4.26%
  Netherlands 2.80%
  Australia 2.80%
  France 2.46%
  Italy 2.46%
  DK 2.13%
  Belgium 1.40%
  Sweden 1.33%
  Japan 1.26%
  Finland 1.13%
  Iran 1.13%
  Poland 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.34%
Dell 20.16%
Acer 19.20%
Toshiba 8.64%
ASUS 7.68%
Intel 3.16%
American Megatrends 2.88%
Lenovo 2.88%
Sahara 1.65%
Samsung 0.96%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.11%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.77%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.08%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.40%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.40%

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ksmallover a year ago
Very solid freeware firewall, but not for novices