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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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touchtheWire is a software program developed by James Howat. 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 programs's main executable is opera.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 296.95 MB of memory. The setup package is about 1.14 MB (1,190,357 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of touchtheWire come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\touchtheWire
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\touchtheWire\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 1.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by touchtheWire

Program executable:opera.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Signed by:Opera Software ASA
Path:C:\Program Files\opera\opera.exe
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading...
  • touchtheWire.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • touchtheWire.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D4982BCF-85D9-4485-B6F1-4134EE040441}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • touchtheWire.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:296.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0391181532%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01584699%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02327116%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:36,096,572
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:208.73 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:52.31 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove touchtheWire?

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

Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%


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