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23% remove it77% keep it
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United States Rank #40,884
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 7.82 days

FortKnox Personal Firewall

What is FortKnox Personal Firewall?  (from NETGATE Technologies s.r.o)

FortKnox Personal Firewall is a personal firewall that allows you to protect a PC against hacker attacks, Trojans, spy ware and Internet threats. It gives user complete overview of all inbound and outbound network communication. It has built-in Intrusion Prevention System and SPI technologies for extended user protecti...  Read more


FortKnox Personal Firewall is a software program developed by NETGATE Technologies s.r.o. 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 primary executable is named fortknoxgui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 7.78 MB (8,154,148 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 20% of users of FortKnox Personal Firewall come from the United States, it is also popular in DZ and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fortknox-firewall.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGATE\FortKnox Personal Firewall\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NETGATE\FortKnox Personal Firewall\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FortKnox Personal Firewall

Program executable:fortknoxgui.exe
Name:NETGATE FortKnox Personal Firewall
FortKnox Personal Firewall
Path:C:\Program Files\netgate\fortknox personal firewall\fortknoxgui.exe
Additional files:
  • FortKnox.exe - NETGATE FortKnox Personal Firewall (FortKnox Personal Firewall)
  • FortKnoxInstall.exe
  • FortKnoxInstallDrv.exe
  • FortKnoxSkin.exe - FortKnox Personal Firewall Skin and Language
  • FortKnoxWow64.exe - FortKnox Personal Firewall WOW64 Compatibility Layer
  • protect.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • FortKnox.exe runs as a service named 'FortKnox Personal Firewall' (fortknox).
Startup File (User Run)
  • FortKnoxGUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'fortknox' and executes as C:\Program Files\NETGATE\FortKnox Personal Firewall\FortKnoxGUI.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FortKnoxGUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FortKnoxPersonalFirewall' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NETGATE\FortKnox Personal Firewall\FortKnoxGUI.exe".

How do I remove FortKnox Personal Firewall?

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Or, you can uninstall FortKnox Personal Firewall 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 FortKnox Personal Firewall, 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 FortKnox Personal Firewall.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Server 2003 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows 10 22.73%
Windows XP 12.73%
Windows Server 2003 0.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.51%
Windows 7 Professional 14.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.35%
Windows 10 Home 5.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.18%
  DZ 11.01%
  MA 10.09%
  Egypt 8.26%
  Saudi Arabia 8.26%
  Czech Republic 5.50%
  Germany 4.59%
  France 3.67%
  United Kingdom 2.75%
  Iran 2.75%
  TN 2.75%
  IQ 1.83%
  Italy 1.83%
  Jordan 1.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.74%
Hewlett-Packard 20.29%
Lenovo 15.94%
Acer 15.94%
Toshiba 11.59%
Samsung 2.90%
Compaq 1.45%
American Megatrends 1.45%
Common models
LENOVO IdeaCentre K320 10... 6.52%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.35%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.17%
HP Compaq dx2400 Microtow... 2.17%
Acer Aspire 5552G 2.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.17%


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