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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,311
United States Rank #29,616
Reach 0.0265%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 297.48 days
1243.80 days >
Average installed length: 653.52 days


1.4.0 2.14%
1.3.1 57.50%
1.2.6 29.82%
1.2.3 10.53%

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FRITZ!Fernzugang is a program developed by AVM Berlin. The most used version is 1.3.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 fritzvpn.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 6.65 MB (6,971,872 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 84% of users of FRITZ!Fernzugang come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FRITZ!Fernzugang\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5001E5BC-C9BF-4598-AB89-E7318C76C5F4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.65 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by FRITZ!Fernzugang

Program executable:fritzvpn.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\fritz!fernzugang\fritzvpn.exe
Additional files:
  • avmike.exe - AVM VPN Products (avmike)
  • avmnwapi.dll - avmnwapi
  • certmgr.exe - certmgr
  • certsrv.exe - certsrv
  • ikecrypt.dll - ikecrypt
  • ikeossl.dll - ikeossl
  • Monitor.exe - monitor
  • nwtapitest.exe - nwtapitest
  • nwtsrv.exe - nwtsrv
  • scard.exe - scard
  • avmcap.dll - AVM Products (Capture Library)
  • avmcmgr.dll - AVM Certmanager Library
  • avmcsock.dll - AVM CSOCK Library
  • certapi.dll - AVM IKEAPI Library
  • certbasic.dll - AVM Cert Basic DLL
  • ikeapi.dll
  • nwtapi.dll - AVM nwtapi Library
  • imdrvptrace.exe - IMDRVPTRACE (AVM IMDRVPTRACE)
  • snetcfg64.exe (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (network config sample)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • nwtsrv.exe runs as a service named 'AVM FRITZ!VPN Client' (nwtsrv).
  • certsrv.exe runs as a service named 'AVM FRITZ!VPN Cert Service' (certsrv).
  • avmike.exe runs as a service named 'AVM FRITZ!VPN IKE Service' (avmike).

How do I remove FRITZ!Fernzugang?

Quickly and completely remove FRITZ!Fernzugang from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FRITZ!Fernzugang 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FRITZ!Fernzugang, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 FRITZ!Fernzugang.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.84%
Windows 10 39.57%
Windows Vista 0.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 24.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.13%
Windows 10 Pro 9.38%
Windows 8.1 8.40%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.08% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 84.08%
  United States 8.74%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Switzerland 1.55%
  Austria 1.36%
  Belgium 0.39%
  Spain 0.39%
  Turkey 0.39%
  United Kingdom 0.39%
  Greece 0.19%
  Poland 0.19%
  Italy 0.19%
  Hungary 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.14%
Dell 17.27%
Hewlett-Packard 14.75%
ASUS 11.15%
Medion 10.43%
Samsung 7.91%
Lenovo 5.04%
Intel 2.52%
MSI 1.44%
Toshiba 1.08%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.73%
Acer Aspire V3-771 4.14%
MEDION H77H2-EM 3.55%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.96%
Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 2.96%
LENOVO 20266 2.37%

About (from AVM Berlin)

AVM is one of the top two manufacturers of broadband devices in Europe.
Publisher URL: www.avm.de


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