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What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,963
United States Rank #13,184
Reach 0.0363%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.98 days
618.85 days >
Average installed length: 325.16 days


2.25 100.00%

Expat Shield 2.25

What is Expat Shield?

Expat Shield is a VPN program that allows users to access UK TV websites such as BBC iPlayer and ITV when outside of the UK. Expat Shield routes your IP address via a UK IP address as if you were still in the UK wherever you are in the world. Normally, the BBC will block any IP address that is outside the UK from accessing its services both online and through the BBC iPlayer program.

About  (from AnchorFree Inc)

Using ExpatShield does not require a purchase and is supported by advertising . However, access to certain content is limited and may require a subscription to Elite Access. Browse anonymously and take full control over who can see your personal information. Examples of information that ExpatShield protects are your na...  Read more


The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 8.8 MB (9,223,281 bytes).
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: AnchorFree
URL: www.expatshield.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Expat Shield
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Expat Shield\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 8.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Expat Shield 2.25

  • Uninstall.exe
  • GranGorz.exe (by RED GARLIC LIMITED) - GranGorz

How do I remove Expat Shield?

You can uninstall Expat Shield 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 Expat Shield 2.25, 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 Expat Shield.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.82%
Windows Vista 6.42%
Windows XP 5.59%
Windows 10 5.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.96%
Windows 7 Professional 8.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.63%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.93%
Windows 7 Starter 1.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.34%
  SY 14.10%
  United Kingdom 8.39%
  Iran 5.59%
  Spain 3.81%
  France 3.56%
  Ireland 3.18%
  Germany 3.05%
  Australia 2.41%
  Canada 2.16%
  Brazil 1.78%
  Saudi Arabia 1.65%
  Turkey 1.52%
  Netherlands 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.64%
Hewlett-Packard 23.47%
Acer 16.91%
ASUS 10.36%
Toshiba 7.82%
Samsung 3.81%
Lenovo 2.54%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Sony 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.62%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.87%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.75%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.75%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.37%

About AnchorFree Inc

AnchorFree provides online privacy and security solutions for Web users, advertisers, and publishers.
Publisher URL: www.anchorfree.com


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