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Should I remove handyCafe Firewall?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,358
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.44 days
131.10 days >
Average installed length: 68.88 days


3.3 100.00%

handyCafe Firewall


handyCafe Firewall is a program developed by Ates Software. 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 iplcln.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 6.78 MB (7,108,280 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 33% of users of handyCafe Firewall come from Philippines, it is also popular in DZ and Malaysia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.handycafe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\handyCafe\Filter Client\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\handyCafe\Filter Client\Uninstall.exe -uninstall -c
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 6.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by handyCafe Firewall

Program executable:iplcln.exe
Name:handyCafe - Filtre Client
Path:C:\Program Files\handycafe\filter client\iplcln.exe
Additional files:
  • ipsrv.exe - handyCafe - Filtre Server
  • Uninstall.exe - handyCafe Uninstaller
  • _acw.exe - handyCafe App
  • clnfw.exe - Turbo Internet Layer
  • sporder.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System (WinSock2 reorder service providers)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • iplcln.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6E985B7A-E665-4B2C-BF6B-6E0FC5306A6B}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • iplcln.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ipcln' which loads as C:\Program Files\handyCafe\Filter Client\iplcln.exe.
  • ipsrv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ipsrv' which loads as C:\Program Files\handyCafe\Filter Server\ipsrv.exe -h.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • iplcln.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\handyCafe\Filter Client\iplcln.exe'.
  • clnfw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\handyCafe\Filter Client\clnfw.exe'.
  • ipsrv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\handyCafe\Filter Server\ipsrv.exe'.

How do I remove handyCafe Firewall?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 8 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.00%
Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 8 6.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 58.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.00%
Windows 8 Pro 4.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from Philippines
Which countries install it?
  Philippines 33.33%
  DZ 9.80%
  Malaysia 7.84%
  United States 7.84%
  MA 5.88%
  YE 5.88%
  Brazil 3.92%
  Egypt 3.92%
  India 3.92%
  Germany 1.96%
  Dominican Republic 1.96%
  GH 1.96%
  Italy 1.96%
  Sri Lanka 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 40.48%
Dell 23.81%
ASUS 11.90%
Hewlett-Packard 9.52%
Lenovo 9.52%
American Megatrends 2.38%
Common models
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 3.57%
Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H 3.57%
Gateway MX6926B ... 3.57%
eMachines ET1831 3.57%
Dell OptiPlex 780 3.57%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 3.57%


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