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8% remove it92% keep it
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10.1.0 50.00%
8.1.0 50.00%

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FileWave Admin


FileWave Admin is a program developed by FileWave. The most used version is 10.1.0, 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. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 58.42 MB (61,259,276 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.filewave.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FileWave\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C2E33F8E-5BA6-462A-A424-749B0F91D9C6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 58.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FileWave Admin

  • FileWaveAdmin.exe - FileWave (FileWave Admin)
  • FileWaveBoosterMonitor.exe - FileWave Booster Monitor
  • FileWaveClientAssistant.exe - FileWave Client Assistant
  • FileWaveClientMonitor.exe - FileWave Client Monitor
  • FileWaveSuperPrefsEditor.exe - FileWave SuperPrefs Editor
  • fwcld.exe
  • fwGUI.exe - FileWave Kiosk
  • fwlibeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • fwssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • aapt.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • fwcld.exe runs as a service named 'FileWave Client' (FileWaveWinClient) "Provides the FileWave Deployment Client Software".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fwGUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'fwGUI' which loads as C:\Program Files\FileWave\fwGUI.exe.

How do I remove FileWave Admin?

Quickly and completely remove FileWave Admin from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FileWave Admin 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 FileWave Admin, 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 FileWave Admin.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 50.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
American Megatrends 50.00%


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