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Should I remove HideGuard VPN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,148
United States Rank #41,560
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.87 days
160.85 days >
Average installed length: 84.51 days


VersionDistribution 58.97% 23.08% 17.95%

HideGuard VPN


HideGuard VPN is a program developed by ITVA. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is hgvpnc.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 8.1 MB (8,492,611 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 48% of users of HideGuard VPN come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.itva.ru
Help link: www.hideguard.ru/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hideguard vpn
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HideGuard VPN\uninstaller.exe"
Estimated size: 8.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HideGuard VPN

Program executable:hgvpnc.exe
Name:HideGuard VPN
HideGuard VPN Client
Path:C:\Program Files\hideguard vpn\hgvpnc.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstaller.exe - HideGuard VPN Setup
  • Updater.exe - Updater for InstallTraffic.com
  • hgvpn.exe
  • sciter32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • hgvpn.exe runs as a service named 'HideGuard VPN Service' (hgvpn).
Startup File (User Run)
  • hgvpnc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HideGuard VPN' and executes as C:\Program Files\HideGuard VPN\hgvpnc.exe.

How do I remove HideGuard VPN?

You can uninstall HideGuard 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 HideGuard 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 HideGuard VPN.

Win 10 67%
Win XP 5%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 66.67%
Windows 7 28.21%
Windows XP 5.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 28.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.95%
Windows 10 Home 15.38%
Windows 10 Enterprise 7.69%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.83%
  Russia 23.91%
  UA 10.87%
  Sweden 4.35%
  Germany 4.35%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  Israel 2.17%
  Poland 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.23%
Hewlett-Packard 15.38%
Acer 15.38%
Lenovo 11.54%
American Megatrends 11.54%
Dell 7.69%
Toshiba 7.69%
Samsung 3.85%
Sahara 3.85%
Common models
LENOVO 20236 8.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 4.17%
Gigabyte P43T-ES3G 4.17%


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