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Should I remove Boingo Wi-Fi?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,633
United States Rank #6,927
Reach 0.1520%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.66 days
609.33 days >
Average installed length: 320.16 days


1.7.0048 98.83%
1.7.0020 1.07%
1.6.0030 0.10%

Boingo Wi-Fi

What is Boingo Wi-Fi?  (from Boingo Wireless)

Boingo Wi-Finder will help you find thousands of free and Boingo hotspots around the world. Even better — the app automatically connects you to free hotspots, so getting online is a snap. Plus, in our latest release, we've included free security features that make connecting better than ever. Boingo Apps make it easy t...  Read more


Boingo Wi-Fi is a program developed by Boingo Wireless. The most used version is 1.7.0048, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is Boingo Wi-Fi.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 10.96 MB of memory. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 4.16 MB (4,358,809 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 20% of users of Boingo Wi-Fi come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.boingo.com/boingo-apps/boingo-wifinder/pc
Help link: www.boingo.com/servicecenter.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Boingo\Boingo Wi-Fi
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B653A2EC-D816-4498-A4FD-651047AB9DC9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Boingo Wi-Fi

Program executable:Boingo Wi-Fi.exe
Name:Boingo Wi-Fi
Signed by:Boingo Wireless
Path:C:\Program Files\Boingo\Boingo Wi-Fi\Boingo Wi-Fi.exe
Boingo Wi-Fi displays nearby Boingo hotspots. Boingo offers six different monthly Wi-Fi access plans, offering worldwide access, or regional access. Boingo also offers a pay as you go plan for 24 hour access at select locations. Prepaid...
Additional files:
  • BoingoFinder.exe - Boingo Hotspot Finder
  • boingo wi-fi.exe - Boingo Wi-Fi
  • clientlite.dll
  • res.dll
  • wpsapi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Boingo Wi-Fi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FBC16C5A-8288-40A8-9B2A-AF845013AD49}' (runs on registration).
  • BoingoFinder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4E1441C9-130D-44BE-A6E0-9FC4DFDD17D1}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Boingo Wi-Fi.exe
Memory:10.96 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0016080160%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00079123%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00081679%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,806,722
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.03 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Boingo Wi-Fi?

You can uninstall Boingo Wi-Fi 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 Boingo Wi-Fi, 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 Boingo Wi-Fi.

Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.52%
Windows 10 10.64%
Windows Vista 0.43%
Windows XP 0.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 79.42%
Windows 10 Home 9.15%
Windows 7 Professional 4.49%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.24%
Windows 8 Pro 0.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.15%
  Germany 12.22%
  France 11.79%
  Italy 8.43%
  Netherlands 5.37%
  Taiwan 3.27%
  Belgium 3.24%
  Canada 2.99%
  Australia 2.87%
  Sweden 2.81%
  Poland 2.81%
  Spain 2.69%
  United Kingdom 2.53%
  Finland 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 99.50%
Hewlett-Packard 0.32%
Dell 0.18%
Common models
ASUSTeK K52F 9.48%
ASUSTeK K52Jc 7.67%
ASUSTeK K72Jr 5.69%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 5.62%
ASUSTeK K52Je 5.45%
ASUSTeK K72Dr 3.78%


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