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6% remove it94% keep it
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Remote Access Host


Remote Access Host is a program developed by Pro Softnet Corp. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 43 files and is usually about 10.59 MB (11,103,018 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 95% of users of Remote Access Host come from the United States, it is also popular in Malaysia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.remotepc.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Remote Access Host\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Remote Access Host\RemoteUINST.exe
Estimated size: 10.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Remote Access Host

  • StopHostController.exe - StopHostController Application (StopHostController MFC Application)
  • RemoteAHC.exe - RemotePC (RemotePC Host Controller)
  • HCStop.exe
  • vnchooks.dll (by UltraVNC) - UltraVNC - VNCHooks (VNC hooks DLL for Win32)
  • RemoteAH.exe (by Pro-SoftNet) - Remote Access Host
  • setupdrv.exe - UltraVnc
  • InstallMirrorDriver.exe
  • RemoteSoundServ.exe
  • StartHost.exe
  • udt.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RemoteAH.exe runs as a service named 'RemotePC Host' (remotepc).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RemoteAHC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RemotePC Controller' which loads as C:\Program Files\Remote Access Host\RemoteAHC.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • RemoteAH.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Remote Access Host\RemoteAH.exe'.
  • RemoteSoundServ.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Remote Access Host\RemoteSoundServ.exe'.

How do I remove Remote Access Host?

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

Win XP 29%
Win 7 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 8 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.24%
  Malaysia 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 14.29%
Micro-Star MS-7367 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1221l 14.29%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 14.29%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF ... 14.29%
ATI___ AWRDACPI 14.29%

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unsatisfiedover a year ago
Nine of the above works: here is the message that appears when methods tried: you do not have sufficient access to remove remote access host