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Should I remove Connectify?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
30% remove it70% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,257
United States Rank #5,587
Reach 0.2822%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.50 days
457.18 days >
Average installed length: 240.21 days


VersionDistribution 1.11% 1.15% 2.93% 0.63% 0.41% 1.40% 4.73% 0.31% 0.18% 0.13% 0.25% 13.50% 1.11% 1.11% 1.62% 0.18% 0.56% 0.32% 0.59% 11.33% 1.01% 11.52% 5.86% 0.09% 2.57% 2.52% 0.07% 4.17% 0.88% 2.21% 1.31% 0.23% 2.93% 0.41% 1.35% 0.76% 0.09% 3.34% 2.00% 3.60% 5.09% 1.83% 0.02% 1.13% 0.02% 1.01% 0.27% 0.14%


What is Connectify?

Some versions use the OpenCandy software library to bundled potentially unwanted software offers during installation.

About  (from the publisher)

Connectify Dispatch, PC software that lets you use multiple Internet connections simultaneously for their combined speed and reliability. Faster web browsing and downloads are just a click away. Try Dispatch now, absolutely risk-free! Easily create a Wi-Fi hotspot to share and collaborate with your friends, co-workers,...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 Connectify.exe. The software installer includes 72 files and is usually about 32.31 MB (33,877,021 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 17% of users of Connectify come from the United States, it is also popular in India and MA.
Connectify has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.connectify.me
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Connectify
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Connectify\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 32.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Connectify

Program executable:Connectify.exe
Name:Connectify Hotspot
Path:C:\Program Files\Connectify\Connectify.exe
Additional files:
  • ConnectifyNetServices.exe - Connectify Network Services
  • Connectifyd.exe - Connectify Daemon Service
  • DriverSwitcher.exe - onnectify Driver Manager (Connectify Driver Manager)
  • ConnectifyService.exe - Connectify Service Stub
  • ConnectifyShutdown.exe - Connectify Shutdown App
  • Connectify.exe - Connectify Hotspot
  • ConnectifyGopher.exe - Connectify Gopher (Connectify Helper Application)
  • gopher.exe
  • Analytics.exe - Connectify (Analytics)
  • ConnectifyStartup.exe - ConnectifyStartup
  • ConnectifySupportCenter.exe - Connectify Hotspot Support Center
  • scan.exe - scan
  • ServiceComms.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • ndisapi.dll (by NT Kernel Resources) - Windows Packet Filter Kit (ndisapi)
  • HardwareHelperLib.exe - HardwareHelperLib
  • CookComputing.XmlRpcServerV2.dll (by Cook Computing) - XML-RPC.NET (XML-RPC.NET Server)
  • CookComputing.XmlRpcV2.dll (by Cook Computing) - XML-RPC.Net (XML-RPC.NET)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)
  • ConnectifyNAT.dll
  • GlobalAtomTable.exe
  • log4cplus.dll
  • NativeLibrary.dll
  • speedtest.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Connectify.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4BBD20FF-BCE8-4A7E-8352-A46C66C683B2}' (runs on registration).
  • ConnectifyService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D991184-1512-4DE1-829D-5C32B84A5B7A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Uninstall.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ConnectifyInstallerTask.
2 Services
  • ConnectifyService.exe runs as a service named 'Connectify' (Connectify) "Turns your computer into a WiFi hotspot".
  • Connectifyd.exe runs as a service named 'Connectify' (Connectify) "Turns your computer into a WiFi hotspot".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Uninstall.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Connectify-Installer' and executes as C:\Program Files\Connectify\Uninstall.exe.
  • Connectify.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Connectify' and executes as C:\Program Files\Connectify\Connectify.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Connectify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Connectify Hotspot' which loads as C:\Program Files\Connectify\Connectify.exe autorun.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Connectify.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Connectify\Connectify.exe'.
  • ConnectifyNetServices.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Connectify\ConnectifyNetServices.exe'.
  • Connectifyd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Connectify\Connectifyd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:56.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006914288%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00044497%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00024646%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:24,214,852
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:892 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:17.33 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.57 MB
User CPU:0.00000673%
CPU cycles/sec:7,283
Memory:65.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0003426334%
Kernel CPU:0.00002927%
User CPU:0.00031337%
CPU cycles/sec:8,366,719
I/O reads/min:2.69 KB
I/O writes/min:178 Bytes

How do I remove Connectify?

You can uninstall Connectify 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 Connectify, 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 Connectify.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.17%
Windows 10 38.03%
Windows XP 0.61%
Windows Vista 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.86%
Windows 7 Professional 10.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.82%
Windows 8 Pro 6.49%
Windows 8.1 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.31%
  India 8.87%
  MA 5.19%
  Egypt 3.26%
  Indonesia 3.24%
  Brazil 3.01%
  Germany 2.88%
  France 2.71%
  United Kingdom 2.46%
  IQ 2.14%
  Italy 2.12%
  DZ 2.07%
  Turkey 2.03%
  Saudi Arabia 1.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.29%
Dell 20.15%
Acer 17.17%
ASUS 13.26%
Toshiba 7.56%
Lenovo 7.41%
Samsung 5.04%
MSI 0.74%
Intel 0.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.35%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.35%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.79%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.40%


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