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Should I remove PureVPN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,449
United States Rank #12,142
Reach 0.0294%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.80 days
200.74 days >
Average installed length: 105.48 days


5.14.1 3.15%
5.14.0 5.81%
5.13.1 5.81%
5.12.1 0.24% 0.48% 0.24% 5.33% 2.42% 5.57% 1.21% 0.97% 29.30%
4.0.0 0.73%
3.2.1 4.36%
3.2 4.60%
3.1 0.24%
3.0 1.69%
2.1.1 24.46%
2 3.15%
1.2 0.24%


What is PureVPN?  (from the publisher)

VPN technology is based on the idea of tunneling that involves establishing and maintaining logical network connection. We Assign your computer a New IP of US, UK, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Singapore, Romania, Switzerland, Malaysia, Russia and Sweden.Redefine your firewall rules, take control of your netw...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named purevpn.exe. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 6.08 MB (6,374,966 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 40% of users of PureVPN come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.purevpn.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PureVPN\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PureVPN\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PureVPN

Program executable:purevpn.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\purevpn\purevpn.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • ARSoft.Tools.Net.dll (by Alexander Reinert) - ARSoft.Tools.Net
  • StreamLibHttpOEM.dll (by Rawstream Limited) - StreamLibHttpOEM
  • DeskMetrics.dll (by DeskMetrics) - DeskMetricsNET
  • StreamLibUAOEM.dll (by Rawstream Ltd) - StreamLibUAOEM
  • WpfAnimatedGif.dll (by Thomas Levesque) - WpfAnimatedGif
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • Updater.exe - Updater
  • DotRas.dll (by Jeff Winn) - DotRas
  • NDde.dll (by Brian Gideon) - NDde
  • Split.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • purevpn.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B5671DB8-F19A-4062-887F-4BD1335A31CA}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • purevpn.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PureVPN.lnk_FolderAppdata_S-1-5-21-552896408-1795102933-35891301-1001.

How do I remove PureVPN?

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

Win 8 57%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 57.14%
Windows 7 38.74%
Windows Vista 3.15%
Windows XP 0.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.40%
Windows 8.1 16.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.17%
Windows 10 Home 9.44%
Windows 10 Pro 8.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.70%
  Canada 7.86%
  United Kingdom 6.58%
  Australia 5.52%
  France 4.03%
  Germany 3.82%
  Sweden 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.34%
  Norway 1.91%
  Italy 1.70%
  United Arab Emirates 1.70%
  Belgium 1.49%
  Spain 1.27%
  Saudi Arabia 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.95%
Hewlett-Packard 19.76%
ASUS 15.81%
Acer 13.44%
Lenovo 7.51%
Toshiba 4.74%
Samsung 2.77%
Alienware 1.98%
Intel 1.19%
MSI 1.19%
Apple 1.19%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.13%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.50%
Dell XPS 8300 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.88%


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