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FairPoint DSL Security Improvement Upgrade


FairPoint DSL Security Improvement Upgrade is a software program developed by FairPoint. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 4.02 MB (4,217,457 bytes). The installed file DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.Updates.ServiceProxy.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 99% of users of FairPoint DSL Security Improvement Upgrade come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fairpoint.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FairPoint\
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\FP\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FairPoint DSL Security Improvement Upgrade

  • FairPointServicepoint.exe - FairPoint Servicepoint
  • nprpspa.dll
  • BetterStreams.dll (by Jeffrey Pasternack) - The BetterStreams Library (BetterStreams)
  • BSUtil.dll (by Radialpoint) - Client Gateway 3.7.49
  • CristiPotlog.Controls.dll - Cristi Potlog's Controls for .NET (CristiPotlog.Controls)
  • CtrlSoft.Windows.Controls.WinProgressDialog.dll (by CtrlSoft) - WinProgressDialog
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DigiData.dll (by DigiData) - DigiData Applications (DigiData)
  • DigiData.Vault.Adapter.dll (by DigiData) - Vault Proxy (DigiData.Vault.Adapter)
  • DigiData.Vault.Adapter.resources.dll
  • DigiData.Vault.dll - Vault (DigiData.Vault)
  • DigiData.Vault.MTOM.dll - DigiData MTOM Implementation (DigiData.Vault.MTOM)
  • DigiData.Vault.Problems.dll - Vault Explorer (DigiData.Vault.Problems)
  • DigiData.Vault.resources.dll
  • DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.AdminLevelTasks.dll - Vault Explorer Setup (DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.AdminLevelTasks)
  • DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.AdminLevelTasks.resources.dll
  • DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.Cache.Controller.dll - DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.Cache.Controller
  • DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.Cache.Controller.resources.dll
  • DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.dll
  • DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.resources.dll - DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer
  • DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.Unregisterer.exe - PreInstallerTasks (Vault Explorer Unregisterer)
  • DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.Updates.ServiceProxy.dll - DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.Updates.ServiceProxy
  • DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.UserLevelTasks.dll - DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.UserLevelTasks
  • DigiData.Vault.VaultExplorer.UserLevelTasks.resources.dll
  • DigiData.Vault.XmlSerializers.dll
  • FairPointServicepointComHandler.exe (by Radialpoint)
  • InstallerTasks.dll - InstallerTasks
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • LogicNP.EZNamespaceExtensions.dll - LogicNP.EZNamespaceExtensions
  • LogicNP.EZShellExtensions.dll
  • LogicNP.PropSheetExtensionHelper.dll
  • LogicNP.PropSheetExtensionHelper_x64.dll
  • LumiSoft.Net.dll (by LumiSoft) - Provides basic net classes.
  • OnlineBackup.SystemTray.resources.dll - SystemTray
  • RegisterExtensionDotNet20.exe
  • RestartExplorer.exe - Restart Explorer
  • RFC3394.dll (by Jay Miller) - RFC3394 Implementation (RFC3394)
  • RpSpaWshComAgent.dll
  • sawizard.exe - Secure Area Setup Wizard
  • sawizard.resources.dll
  • ServicepointService.exe
  • setup.exe (by SupportSoft) - SupportSoft Container
  • shellexec.exe
  • StopFairPointServicepoint.exe
  • System.Drawing.PieChart.dll (by Julijan Sribar) - 3D Pie Chart (Pie Chart)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • vediag.exe - Vault Explorer Diagnostics Tool
  • veup.exe - Vault Explorer Update Agent
  • veup.resources.dll
  • vewatch.exe - Vault Explorer Cache Watcher
  • vewatch.resources.dll
  • Windows7Features.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • nprpspa.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@radialpoint.com/SPA,version=1' with a plugin key of '@radialpoint.com/SPA,version=1' for all users of the PC.
  • ServicepointService.exe runs as a service named 'ServicepointService' (ServicepointService).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • vewatch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Vault Explorer Cache Watcher' which loads as C:\Program Files\FairPoint\Online Backup\vewatch.exe.
  • FairPointServicepoint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FairPointServicepoint.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\FairPoint\Servicepoint\FairPointServicepoint.exe" /AUTORUN.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ServicepointService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FairPoint\Servicepoint\ServicepointService.exe'.

How do I remove FairPoint DSL Security Improvement Upgrade?

Quickly and completely remove FairPoint DSL Security Improvement Upgrade from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FairPoint DSL Security Improvement Upgrade 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 FairPoint DSL Security Improvement Upgrade, 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 FairPoint DSL Security Improvement Upgrade.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by FairPoint DSL Security Improvement Upgrade you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.29%
Windows Vista 19.35%
Windows 10 12.90%
Windows XP 6.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.45%
Windows 7 Professional 6.45%
Windows 10 Home 4.84%
Windows 8.1 4.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.10%
  United Kingdom 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Dell 23.64%
Acer 10.91%
ASUS 5.45%
Toshiba 5.45%
Sony 3.64%
Lenovo 3.64%
Alienware 3.64%
Samsung 1.82%
Intel 1.82%
Gateway 1.82%
Compaq 1.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
ASUSTeK U56E 3.33%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.67%
Alienware Aurora-R3 1.67%
Alienware Alienware 17 1.67%
Acer AX3960 1.67%


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