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Should I remove Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,145
United States Rank #16,680
Reach 0.0206%


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6.00.380.2219 1.97%
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5.08.313.1706 2.46% 3.20% 0.99% 11.82% 0.74% 9.11% 9.85% 15.52% 0.25% 12.56% 0.49% 0.99% 3.20% 0.74%
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Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor


Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor is a program developed by ElcomSoft Co. 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. The main program executable is ewsa.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 6.17 MB (6,470,030 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 32% of users of Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elcomsoft.com
Help link: www.elcomsoft.com/help/ewsa/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ElcomSoft\Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ElcomSoft\Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor

Program executable:ewsa.exe
Name:ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. ewsa
Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor
Path:C:\Program Files\ewsa.exe
Additional files:
  • ewsa.vexe - Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor (EWSA)
  • ewsaserv.exe - PSPR Service (PSPRSERV)
  • ewsaserv64.exe
  • ewsaserv.dll - AWPRSERV (AWPRSERV dll)
  • ewsaserv64.dll
  • EPPB.exe - Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker
  • aopr.exe - Advanced Office Password Recovery (AOPR Application)
  • epr_agent.exe - Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery (Elcomsoft Password Recovery Agent)
  • ARCHPR.exe - Advanced Archive Password Recovery
  • edpr_console.exe - Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery Console
  • edpr_server.exe - Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery Server

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Services
  • ewsaserv.exe runs as a service named 'EWSA Control Service' (EWSASERV).
  • edpr_server.exe runs as a service named 'Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery Server' (ElcomSoftDistributedPasswordRecoveryServer).
  • ewsaserv64.exe runs as a service named 'EWSA Control Service' (EWSASERV).
  • epr_agent.exe runs as a service named 'Elcomsoft Password Recovery Agent' (ElcomSoftDistributedAgent).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • epr_agent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Elcomsoft Distributed Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Elcomsoft Password Recovery\Distributed Password Recovery\epr_agent.exe" -s.
  • edpr_server.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ElcomSoft DPR Server' and executes as C:\Program Files\Elcomsoft Password Recovery\Distributed Password Recovery\edpr_server.exe.

How do I remove Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor?

You can uninstall Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor 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 Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor, 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 Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.00%
Windows 10 27.59%
Windows XP 4.19%
Windows Vista 1.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.66%
Windows 7 Professional 13.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.16%
Windows 8.1 4.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.16%
  United Kingdom 3.96%
  Germany 3.52%
  Spain 3.52%
  Italy 3.52%
  France 3.30%
  Turkey 3.08%
  Canada 2.64%
  Iran 2.20%
  India 2.20%
  DZ 2.20%
  Mexico 1.98%
  Brazil 1.98%
  Malaysia 1.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.17%
Acer 20.08%
Dell 16.60%
ASUS 13.51%
Lenovo 9.27%
Toshiba 6.18%
Sony 2.32%
Samsung 1.93%
Sahara 1.16%
MSI 1.16%
Alienware 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.71%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.86%
LENOVO 20217 2.14%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.14%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.14%
HP G42 Notebook PC 2.14%

About ElcomSoft Co

ElcomSoft developes Windows security and productivity applications for business and private customers.
Publisher URL: www.elcomsoft.com


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