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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,221
United States Rank #12,185
Reach 0.0110%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.91 days
410.39 days >
Average installed length: 215.63 days


VersionDistribution 20.13% 15.58% 3.90% 1.30% 1.95% 35.06% 5.19% 5.84% 1.95% 0.65% 5.84% 1.95% 0.65%

Anonymizer Universal

What is Anonymizer Universal?  (from Anonymizer)

Anonymizer’s personal VPN service keeps you
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Anonymizer Universal is a program developed by Anonymizer. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 Anonymizer Universal.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 13.02 MB (13,655,532 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 81% of users of Anonymizer Universal come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.anonymizer.com
Help link: www.anonymizer.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Anonymizer\Anonymizer Universal
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\\Anonymizer\Anonymizer Universal\Installer Cache\{D1AE6E2B-85B4-4AFC-9D22-7A8218945450}\AU_Updater_v1.2.1.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALS
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 13.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Anonymizer Universal

Program executable:Anonymizer Universal.exe
Name:Anonymizer Universal
Path:C:\Program Files\Anonymizer\Anonymizer Universal\Anonymizer Universal.exe
Additional files:
  • AnonMgmtSvc.exe - Anonymizer Management Service (AnonMgmtSvc)
  • AnonUniversalSvc.exe - Anonymizer Universal Service (AnonUniversalSvc)
  • AnonCommonLib.dll - Anonymizer Universal (AnonCommonLib)
  • AnonLocalizationLib.dll - AnonLocalizationLib
  • AnonTunnelLib.dll - AnonTunnelLib
  • Anonymizer Universal.exe
  • AnonServiceLib.dll - AnonServiceLib
  • AnonBoot.exe - AnonBoot
  • Anonymizer.System.dll (by Remotesoft) - Remotesoft .NET Protector (rscoree)
  • DotRas.dll (by Jeff Winn) - DotRas

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Anonymizer Universal.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D2B9B680-4295-45D5-ABE8-86CBC66156D2}' (runs on registration).
  • AnonBoot.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F1B81596-8BE0-48D5-A11E-1D3CA3E01BA1}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • AnonMgmtSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Anonymizer Management Service' (AnonMgmtSvc) "Brokers Anonymizer administrative operations. If this service is stopped or disabled, Anonymizer products may not function correctly.".
  • AnonUniversalSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Anonymizer Universal Service' (AnonUniversalSvc) "Brokers Anonymizer Universal administrative operations. If this service is stopped or disabled, Anonymizer Universal may not function correctly.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Anonymizer Universal.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Anonymizer Universal' and executes as C:\Program Files\Anonymizer\Anonymizer Universal\Anonymizer Universal.exe /tray.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Anonymizer Universal.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Anonymizer\Anonymizer Universal\Anonymizer Universal.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:34.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003084264%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016488%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014355%
0.015104% average
70 average
Anonymizer Universal.exe
Memory:133.54 MB
Total CPU:0.0004651492%
Kernel CPU:0.00020322%
User CPU:0.00026193%

How do I remove Anonymizer Universal?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.69%
Windows 8 27.92%
Windows XP 5.19%
Windows Vista 5.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.82%
Windows 7 Professional 19.48%
Windows 8.1 8.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.19%
Windows 10 Home 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.14%
  Canada 4.82%
  United Kingdom 3.95%
  Australia 1.75%
  Ireland 1.32%
  Singapore 0.88%
  GH 0.88%
  Brazil 0.44%
  Saudi Arabia 0.44%
  South Africa 0.44%
  France 0.44%
  NG 0.44%
  Switzerland 0.44%
  Japan 0.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.58%
Hewlett-Packard 28.97%
Acer 8.41%
Toshiba 7.48%
ASUS 5.61%
Lenovo 3.74%
American Megatrends 2.80%
Apple 1.87%
Sony 0.93%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 5537 2.63%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 2.63%
Dell XPS 8500 1.75%
HP 630 Notebook PC 1.75%
Dell Inspiron 660 1.75%
Dell XPS 8700 1.75%


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