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Should I remove Ipswitch WS_FTP 12?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,480
United States Rank #5,412
Reach 0.0649%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 72.62 days
844.15 days >
Average installed length: 443.54 days


12.4 22.17%
12.3 59.50%
12.2 11.42%
12.0.1 4.61%
12.0 2.31%

Ipswitch WS_FTP 12


Ipswitch WS_FTP 12 is a program developed by Ipswitch. The most used version is 12.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is WsftpCOMHelper.exe. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 20.22 MB (21,199,111 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 61% of users of Ipswitch WS_FTP 12 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ipswitch.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP 12
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{AD88355B-A4E0-4DA1-BAC3-EA4FEA930691}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 20.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Ipswitch WS_FTP 12

Program executable:WsftpCOMHelper.exe
Name:Wsftp Client COM Helper
COM conectivity for 64 bit apps.
Path:C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP 12\WsftpCOMHelper.exe
Additional files:
  • WsftpCOMHelper.exe - Wsftp Client COM Helper (COM conectivity for 64 bit apps.)
  • certimport.exe - WS_FTP Pro/LE (CertImport Application)
  • ftpfind.exe - WS_FTP Find Utility
  • ftpmgr.dll - Transfer Manager DLL
  • ftpsched.exe - schedule Application
  • ftpscrpt.exe - WS_FTP Scripting Utility
  • ftpsync.exe - WS_FTP Synchronize Utility
  • fwsced.exe - WS_FTP Pro FireScript Editor
  • ipspgp.dll - ipspgp DLL
  • IpsThumb.dll - IpsThumb DLL
  • schedule.dll - scheduler DLL
  • sslsvc.dll - WS_FTP SSL DLL 128 bit encryption
  • UpWiz.exe - WS_FTP Upload Wizard Application
  • wsbho2k0.dll - wsbho2k0 Module
  • wsffind.dll
  • wsfirscr.dll - wsfirscr DLL
  • wsftpctl.dll - wsftpctl DLL
  • wsftpext.dll - WS_FTP Pro Extension Library
  • wsftpgui.exe
  • wsftplib.dll - wsftplib DLL
  • wsftppro.exe
  • wsftpscrpt.dll - Wsftpscrpt DLL
  • wsftpsi.dll - wsftpsi Module
  • wsftpurl.exe - wsftpurl
  • wshosts.dll - wshosts DLL
  • ipsactive.exe - Aktivierung (Ipswitch Aktivierungsanwendung)
  • wsftpext.1.dll - WS_FTP Pro
  • XTP8700Lib.dll (by Codejock Software)
  • unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • ijl15.dll (by Intel) - Intel® JPEG Library (Intel® JPEG Library - Retail Version)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • zip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's WiZ (Info-ZIP's Zip dll)
  • res0407.dll
  • res0409.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • wsftpsi.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WS_FTP' with a class of {797F3885-5429-11D4-8823-0050DA59922B}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • wsbho2k0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WsftpBrowserHelper Class' with the class of {601ED020-FB6C-11D3-87D8-0050DA59922B} (Ipswitch.WsftpBrowserHelper).
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • wsftpgui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FD58865C-1D9E-4D2E-97AD-7FEB543BF1EE}' (runs on registration).
  • wsftppro.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FTP20140617200956' (runs daily at 10:24 PM).
  • ftpsync.exe is scheduled as a task named '(M603129) CISCO 2013' (runs daily at 8:50 PM).
  • ftpsched.exe runs as a service named 'Ipswitch WS_FTP Queue' (ftpqueue).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • wsftpgui.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\wsftp12l\wsftpgui.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00003703%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:15,341
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:31 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Ipswitch WS_FTP 12?

Quickly and completely remove Ipswitch WS_FTP 12 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Ipswitch WS_FTP 12 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 Ipswitch WS_FTP 12, 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 Ipswitch WS_FTP 12.

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Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.16%
Windows 8 25.08%
Windows XP 5.04%
Windows Vista 3.61%
Windows 8.1 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.09%
Windows 7 Professional 21.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.61%
Windows 8.1 7.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.63%
  Germany 6.26%
  Netherlands 5.42%
  Canada 4.59%
  United Kingdom 4.59%
  Australia 2.17%
  Austria 1.42%
  Italy 1.42%
  Brazil 1.00%
  Belgium 1.00%
  Sweden 1.00%
  France 0.92%
  Switzerland 0.92%
  Mexico 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.40%
Hewlett-Packard 23.29%
Acer 10.96%
ASUS 7.63%
Toshiba 4.89%
Lenovo 4.11%
Intel 3.72%
Samsung 2.35%
Medion 0.78%
Alienware 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.13%
Dell XPS 8300 4.60%
ASUS All Series 3.83%
Dell XPS 8700 2.30%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.30%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 1.92%


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