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Should I remove Astrill?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,066
United States Rank #12,374
Reach 0.0237%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.78 days
524.37 days >
Average installed length: 275.52 days



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 software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 12.83 MB (13,450,450 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 46% of users of Astrill come from the United States, it is also popular in China and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.astrill.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Astrill\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Astrill\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 12.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Astrill

  • asvpndrv.sys - Astrill Virtual Network Driver
  • astrill.exe - Astrill - Way to Stars
  • RegisterLSP.exe - RegisterLSP64.exe (RegisterLSP)
  • RegisterLSP64.exe
  • ASProxy.dll
  • ASProxy.exe
  • ASProxy64.dll
  • ASOvpnSvc.exe - Astrill OpenVPN Service Helper
  • tapinstall.exe (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Windows Setup API)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • astrill.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8931E336-087E-4772-90C1-C08FCFE42FA7}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • ASProxy.exe runs as a service named 'ASProxy' (ASProxy) "Astrill Redirector service".
  • ASOvpnSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Astrill OpenVPN Service' (ASOVPNHelper) "Astrill OpenVPN Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • astrill.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Astrill' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Astrill\astrill.exe" /autostart.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • astrill.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Astrill\astrill.exe'.

How do I remove Astrill?

You can uninstall Astrill 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Astrill, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Astrill.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.03%
Windows 10 40.26%
Windows XP 3.43%
Windows Vista 1.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.03%
Windows 7 Professional 11.21%
Windows 8.1 8.84%
Windows 10 Home 8.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.67%
  China 14.36%
  France 4.60%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  Canada 3.31%
  Germany 2.58%
  Australia 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Norway 1.66%
  United Arab Emirates 1.47%
  Hong Kong 1.47%
  Spain 0.92%
  Italy 0.92%
  Japan 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.88%
Dell 19.10%
ASUS 14.93%
Acer 13.19%
Lenovo 12.50%
Samsung 6.60%
Toshiba 2.78%
MSI 1.04%
Alienware 0.69%
Intel 0.69%
Sahara 0.69%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.72%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.36%
Acer Aspire V5-471 2.01%
ASUSTeK N750JK 2.01%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.01%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.01%


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