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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,914
United States Rank #22,110
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.87 days
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Average installed length: 59.99 days

HLSW v1.4.0.2


HLSW v1.4.0.2 is a program developed by Stripf Software. 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 hlsw.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 43.21 MB (45,307,895 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 29% of users of HLSW come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hlsw.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HLSW\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HLSW\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 43.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HLSW v1.4.0.2

Program executable:hlsw.exe
Name:HLSW Application
Path:C:\Program Files\hlsw\hlsw.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • lua5.1.dll
  • ProfUIS289u.dll (by FOSS Software) - Professional User Interface Suite (Professional User Interface Suite DLL)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • ProfSkin285u.dll (by FOSS Software) - Skin support DLL for Professional User Interface Suite
  • ProfSkin288u.dll
  • ProfSkin289u.dll
  • ProfUIS285u.dll
  • ProfUIS288u.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hlsw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HLSW\hlsw.exe'.

How do I remove HLSW?

Quickly and completely remove HLSW v1.4.0.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HLSW 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 HLSW v1.4.0.2, 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 HLSW.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.32%
Windows 8 28.50%
Windows XP 4.66%
Windows Vista 0.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.80%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.85%
Windows 7 Professional 16.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.81%
Windows 8.1 6.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.15%
  Germany 17.59%
  France 11.56%
  United Kingdom 5.03%
  Czech Republic 3.52%
  Canada 3.02%
  Russia 2.51%
  TN 2.51%
  Australia 2.01%
  Netherlands 2.01%
  Argentina 1.51%
  Poland 1.51%
  Finland 1.01%
  Greece 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.58%
Dell 15.05%
Acer 15.05%
ASUS 13.98%
American Megatrends 10.75%
Intel 2.15%
Lenovo 2.15%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.96%
MSI MS-7758 2.97%
Dell XPS 8500 1.98%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 1.98%
Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 1.98%
MSI MS-7816 1.98%


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