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Should I remove HMA! Pro VPN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,768
United States Rank #15,850
Reach 0.0061%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.96 days
175.86 days >
Average installed length: 92.40 days


4.3.133 0.83%
4.1.125 0.83%
4.0.114 4.17%
4.0.110 5.83%
3.8.97 13.33%
3.7.87 20.00%
3.7.80 17.50%
3.7.78 10.00%
3.6.69 10.83%
3.6.65 10.83%
3.5.58 5.83%



HMA! Pro VPN is a software program developed by Privax. The most common release is 3.7.87, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named vpn.exe. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 107.28 MB (112,491,488 bytes). The installed file VpnUpdate.exe 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 84% of users of HMA! Pro VPN come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HMA! Pro VPN\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HMA! Pro VPN\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 107.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HMA! Pro VPN

Program executable:vpn.exe
Name:HMA! Pro VPN
Path:C:\Program Files\hma! pro vpn\vpn.exe
Additional files:
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libcrypto-1_1.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL shared library)
  • libssl-1_1.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • aswcmnbs.dll - HMA! Pro VPN (Common functions)
  • aswcmnis.dll - Antivirus independent functions
  • aswcmnos.dll - Antivirus HW dependent library
  • aswip.dll - PrivaxIP Dynamic Link Library
  • aswproperty.dll - Privax Property Storage library
  • avbugreport.exe - Privax Antivirus Bug Report
  • avchrome.dll - Privax Chromium Embedded wrapper library
  • avDump32.exe - Privax Dump Process
  • burger_client.dll - Privax Burger Client library
  • commchannel.dll - Communication Channels
  • commonui.dll - Privax Common UI layer library
  • CrtCheck.exe - Privax Antivirus Installer
  • dll_loader.dll - Privax dll loader
  • event_manager.dll - Privax Event Manager library
  • event_manager_burger.dll - Privax Burger Event Consumer library
  • event_routing.dll - Privax Event Routing library
  • event_routing_rpc.dll - Privax Event Routing RPC library
  • lim.dll - Privax License Manager library
  • log.dll - Privax Logging Library
  • module_lifetime.dll - Privax module lifetime
  • network_notifications.dll - Privax network notifications
  • setuphelper.dll - HMA! Pro VPN Setup Helper
  • tasks_core.dll - Privax task library core
  • vpnsvc.exe - HMA! Pro VPN Service
  • VpnUpdate.exe - HMA! Pro VPN Update
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • winutils.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • VpnUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HMA! Pro VPN Update' (runs daily at 02:41 p. m.).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • VpnUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HMA! Pro VPN Update.
  • VpnSvc.exe runs as a service named 'HMA! Pro VPN' (HmaProVpn).

How do I remove HMA! Pro VPN?

You can uninstall HMA! Pro VPN 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 HMA! Pro VPN, 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 HMA! Pro VPN.

Win 10 85%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 85.00%
Windows 7 15.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 46.67%
Windows 10 Pro 27.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.00%
Windows 8.1 4.17%
Windows 7 Professional 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.77%
  France 6.28%
  United Kingdom 2.09%
  Netherlands 2.09%
  Australia 1.05%
  Italy 1.05%
  Singapore 1.05%
  Belgium 0.52%
  Czech Republic 0.52%
  Germany 0.52%
  Spain 0.52%
  Greece 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.93%
Acer 18.52%
ASUS 17.28%
Dell 16.05%
Lenovo 11.11%
MSI 3.70%
Medion 2.47%
Apple 1.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.94%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 1.96%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 1.96%
Acer Aspire E5-771G 1.96%
Gigabyte P55-UD3R 0.98%
Acer Aspire 5740 0.98%


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