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Should I remove Mask My IP?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,489
United States Rank #12,444
Reach 0.0255%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.20 days
300.93 days >
Average installed length: 158.11 days


VersionDistribution 0.60% 0.20% 0.40% 0.60% 0.20% 0.20% 0.60% 1.20% 0.20% 0.60% 0.20% 0.20% 0.40% 0.60% 0.20% 0.60% 0.20% 0.20% 0.40% 0.40% 0.40% 0.40% 0.40% 0.60% 0.60% 0.20% 1.20% 0.60% 0.40% 0.80% 0.60% 0.80% 1.20% 0.40% 1.39% 0.60% 0.60% 1.39% 1.00% 1.00% 0.60% 0.40% 0.80% 0.80% 0.40% 1.00% 0.80% 0.60% 1.00% 1.00% 1.79%
126 versions

Mask My IP

What is Mask My IP?  (from mask-myip.com)

Mask My IP is an online protection tool that can prevent your surfing habits and your Internet activities from being tracked by hackers or other cyber criminals through your real IP address. It has a nicely designed user interface that makes it incredibly easy to hide your IP address. And, it is 100% FREE! When you are...  Read more


Mask My IP is a program developed by mask-myip.com. The most used version is, with over 40% 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. 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). In the Mozilla Firefox browser, it will add an add-on. The main program executable is maskmyip.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 4.28 MB (4,483,851 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 43% of users of Mask My IP come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mask-myip.com
Help link: client.mask-myip.com/client/?PID=MMI&&ACTION=?uninstallhelp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MaskMyIP
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MaskMyIP\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 4.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Mask My IP

Program executable:maskmyip.exe
Name:Mask My IP
Path:C:\Program Files\maskmyip\maskmyip.exe
Additional files:
  • ffextension.xpi
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MaskMyIP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B621DE28-D07A-42B4-A1B2-F32F31E7E18C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MaskMyIP.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Mask My IP' and executes as C:\Program Files\MaskMyIP\MaskMyIP.exe.

How do I remove Mask My IP?

You can uninstall Mask My IP 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 Mask My IP, 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 Mask My IP.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Mask My IP you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.87%
Windows 10 35.79%
Windows XP 4.77%
Windows Vista 4.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.68%
Windows 10 Home 9.44%
Windows 7 Professional 8.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.49%
  United Kingdom 6.34%
  Iran 3.70%
  Sweden 2.82%
  Brazil 2.82%
  France 2.82%
  Germany 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.29%
  Canada 2.29%
  Australia 2.11%
  Egypt 2.11%
  Greece 1.41%
  MA 1.23%
  Spain 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.91%
Dell 20.27%
Acer 16.94%
ASUS 12.96%
Toshiba 6.64%
Lenovo 4.32%
Intel 1.66%
Samsung 1.00%
Alienware 0.66%
Sony 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
Packard Bell EasyNote TK8... 3.57%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.98%
ASUSTeK K55A 2.38%
PositivoPIH55BO 2.38%


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