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Should I remove Handy Filter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.63 days
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Average installed length: 40.75 days


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Handy Filter


Handy Filter is a software program developed by Ates Software. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named iplcln.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 5.13 MB (5,379,409 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 67% of users of Handy Filter come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Egypt.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.handyfilter.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Handy Filter\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Handy Filter\Uninstall.exe -uninstall -f
Estimated size: 5.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Handy Filter

Program executable:iplcln.exe
Name:Filtre Client
Path:C:\Program Files\handy filter\iplcln.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Filtre Programi Uninstaller
  • clnfw.exe - Firewall Layer
  • _acw.exe - handyCafe App
  • sporder.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System (WinSock2 reorder service providers)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iplcln.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ipcln' which loads as C:\Program Files\Handy Filter\iplcln.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • iplcln.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Handy Filter\iplcln.exe'.
  • clnfw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Handy Filter\clnfw.exe'.

How do I remove Handy Filter?

You can uninstall Handy Filter 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 Handy Filter, 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 Handy Filter.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 15%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows 10 38.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.77%
Windows 7 Professional 23.08%
Windows 8.1 23.08%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  India 8.33%
  Egypt 4.17%
  FJ 4.17%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Philippines 4.17%
  Saudi Arabia 4.17%
  South Africa 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
Sony 8.33%
Lenovo 8.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 9.09%
Sony SVE14126CXB 9.09%
LENOVO 20182 9.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.09%
HP EliteBook 8470p 9.09%
HP Compaq dc7100 SFF(PC92... 9.09%


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