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Should I remove SX Virtual Link?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,922
United States Rank #18,186
Reach 0.0137%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.12 days
26.04 days >
Average installed length: 13.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.17.0 2.08%
3.16.0 2.08%
3.15.0 5.21%
3.14.0 4.69%
3.13.0 27.08%
3.12.0 13.54%
3.11.0 9.38%
3.9.1 6.25%
3.9.0 0.52%
3.8.0 6.77%
3.7.2 1.56%
3.6.2 4.17%
3.6.1 1.56%
3.6.0 0.52%
3.5.1 4.17%
3.4.0 3.65%
3.2.3 1.04%
3.2.0 2.08%
2.3.2 0.52%
2.2.0 2.60%
1.5.0 0.52%

SX Virtual Link

Overview

SX Virtual Link is a program developed by Silex Technology. The most used version is 3.13.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is connect.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 3.64 MB (3,820,149 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 39% of users of SX Virtual Link come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\silex technology\SX Virtual Link
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\silex technology\SX Virtual Link\Couninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SX Virtual Link

Program executable:connect.exe
Name:SX Virtual Link
Path:C:\Program Files\silex technology\sx virtual link\connect.exe
MD5:8dabca73cae6d02c144d602b87bd6714
Additional files:
  • _Setup.dll - Setup Control DLL
  • _Setup64.dll
  • Svlscapi.dll - Svlscapi (SX Virtual Link Service Control API)
  • Couninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Connect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FD930C90-577A-4104-B49C-9535A1B71CC2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Connect.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Silex' which loads as C:\Program Files\silex technology\SX Virtual Link\Connect.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Connect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\silex technology\SX Virtual Link\Connect.exe'.

How do I remove SX Virtual Link?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 46%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 46.35%
Windows 7 45.31%
Windows XP 6.25%
Windows Vista 1.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 17.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 15.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.27%
  Germany 24.20%
  Japan 6.85%
  United Kingdom 5.94%
  Canada 4.11%
  Netherlands 3.65%
  Belgium 2.28%
  Sweden 2.28%
  Austria 1.37%
  Switzerland 1.37%
  France 0.91%
  Mexico 0.91%
  Spain 0.91%
  United Arab Emirates 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.13%
Hewlett-Packard 18.92%
ASUS 11.71%
Acer 8.11%
Medion 7.21%
Lenovo 6.31%
Intel 5.41%
GIGABYTE 4.50%
Toshiba 4.50%
Samsung 2.70%
Sahara 1.80%
NEC 0.90%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.60%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 2.70%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.70%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,3 1.80%
Acer Aspire V3-771 1.80%

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