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Should I remove GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%


7.0.2006.0317 14.29%
7.0.2005.1117 28.57%
6.0.2005.0531 14.29%
6.0.2005.0420 14.29%
6.0.2005.0304 28.57%

GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner

What is GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner?  (from GFI Software)

GFI LanGuard is an award-winning vulnerability and patch management solution trusted by tens of thousands of businesses to protect millions of computers on their networks. GFI LanGuard acts as your virtual security consultant to provide all three of these essential security tools: patch management, vulnerability assess...  Read more


GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner is a program developed by GFI Software. The most used version is 7.0.2005.1117, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is lnss.exe. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 45.52 MB (47,731,928 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 10. While about 40% of users of GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gfi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gfi\languard network security scanner 6.0
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0674B216-AB46-42EB-BEA9-60702316154E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 45.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner

Program executable:lnss.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gfi\languard network security scanner 6.0\lnss.exe
Additional files:
  • gatherinfoop.dll - LANguard Network Security Scanner (Information Gathering Scanner Plug-in)
  • gatherlivepcsop.dll - Languard Network Security Scanner (Gather Live PCs Scanner Plugin)
  • lnscmd.dll
  • audpolwiz.exe
  • fmcmn_rc.dll
  • gfi_log.dll - GFI C.E.L.I. API
  • lnssatt.exe - Attendant Service
  • alertsop.dll
  • lnssalerter.dll - LNSSAlerter Dynamic Link Library (LNSSAlerter DLL)
  • lnssinstsql.dll - lnssinstsql Dynamic Link Library (lnssinstsql DLL)
  • exporter.dll - Exporter Dynamic Link Library (Exporter DLL)
  • lnssalerterconnector.dll - LNSSAlerterConnector Module
  • atlreporter.dll - ATLReporter Module
  • crmimodule.dll - CRMIModule Module
  • lnsscomm.exe - LNSS Communicator (LNSS Communicator module)
  • lnssrep.exe - RepServer Module
  • enable40.dll (by Cypress Software) - Cypress Enable (Enable Scripting Engine)
  • glbobj.dll - GlbObj Module
  • alerteroptions.dll
  • apistrings.dll
  • autocheck.dll
  • compareop.dll
  • compareui.dll
  • configalertsui.dll
  • dbprocessorop.dll
  • dnslookupop.dll
  • dnslookupui.dll
  • enumeratecomputersop.dll
  • enumeratecomputersui.dll
  • geninfo.dll
  • impex.exe
  • impexop.dll
  • impexop5.dll
  • importer.dll
  • insthlps.dll (by GFi FAX & VOICE)
  • lnsscmd.exe
  • lnsslicense.dll
  • lnssversion.dll
  • lnssxplore.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • lnssatt.exe runs as a service named 'GFI LANguard N.S.S. 6.0 attendant service' (GFI LANguard N.S.S. 6.0 attendant service) "Starts common sub-processes which are required by GFI products.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • lnss.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GFI\LANguard Network Security Scanner 6.0\lnss.exe'.

How do I remove GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner?

You can uninstall GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner 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 GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner, 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 GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner.

Win XP 57%
Win 7 (SP1) 14%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 57.14%
Windows 10 28.57%
Windows 7 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 57.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.29%
Windows 8 Enterprise 14.29%
Windows 7 Enterprise 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.00%
  Brazil 10.00%
  Australia 10.00%
  Greece 10.00%
  Japan 10.00%
  Iran 10.00%
  Canada 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Intel 20.00%
Common models
Dell Precision M6300 33.33%
MSI MS-7267 33.33%
Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 33.33%

About GFI Software

GFI Software is a developer of computer security software whose products include software for filtering spam and viruses from e-mail as well as for monitoring and scanning networks for security purposes.
Publisher URL: www.gfi.com


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