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Should I remove Hide My IP 6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,488
United States Rank #15,064
Reach 0.0176%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.42 days
130.37 days >
Average installed length: 68.50 days

Hide My IP 6


Hide My IP 6 is a software program developed by My Privacy Tools, Inc. 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. 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 hidemyip.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 7.17 MB (7,522,623 bytes). 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 42% of users of Hide My IP 6 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hide-my-ip.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hide My IP 6\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Hide My IP 6\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hide My IP 6

Program executable:hidemyip.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hide my ip 6\hidemyip.exe
Additional files:
  • hmip_installer.exe (by Hide My IP) - WFPInstaller
  • RegisterLSP64.exe (by Hide My IP) - RegisterLSP
  • HideMyIpSrv.exe
  • RegisterLSP.exe
  • HMIPCore.dll
  • HMIPCore64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HideMyIP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{70DCDC14-81C6-4D28-B20B-CD4CE67791A1}' (runs on registration).
  • HideMyIpSrv.exe runs as a service named 'HideMyIpSRV' (HideMyIpSRV) "HideMyIpSRV's Redirector service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • HideMyIP.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HideMyIPSh' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Hide My IP 6\HideMyIP.exe" /sh.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HideMyIP.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HideMyIPSh' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hide My IP 6\HideMyIP.exe" /sh.

How do I remove Hide My IP 6?

You can uninstall Hide My IP 6 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 Hide My IP 6, 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 Hide My IP 6.

Win 10 50%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.14%
Windows 7 46.69%
Windows Vista 2.02%
Windows XP 1.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.08%
Windows 10 Pro 13.99%
Windows 7 Professional 12.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.66%
Windows 10 Home 10.50%
Windows 8.1 10.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.27%
  United Kingdom 4.59%
  Netherlands 3.62%
  Australia 3.38%
  Germany 3.38%
  France 2.90%
  Canada 2.66%
  MA 2.17%
  DK 2.17%
  Italy 2.17%
  India 1.93%
  Egypt 1.69%
  UA 1.45%
  Sweden 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.60%
Acer 19.00%
Dell 18.55%
ASUS 17.19%
Lenovo 6.33%
Toshiba 3.17%
Medion 0.90%
Samsung 0.90%
Sony 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.13%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.48%
ASUS All Series 1.65%
ASUSTeK N75SF 1.65%
ASUSTeK X751LAB 1.65%
Dell Latitude E6520 1.65%


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