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Should I remove MaxiLink2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,855
United States Rank #20,214
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.68 days
9.03 days >
Average installed length: 4.74 days


1.11.43 3.36%
1.11.42 93.28%
1.11.31 2.52%
1.11.16 0.84%



MaxiLink2 is a software program developed by Autel. The most common release is 1.11.42, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 40.68 MB (42,655,861 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 63% of users of MaxiLink2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Autel.com
Installation folder: C:\Autel_MaxiLink2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9D35B3CD-A04D-43BB-8BE5-E932A31F0575}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 40.68 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MaxiLink2

  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • DPInst_x64.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • DPInst_x86.exe
  • msports.dll - Ports Class Installer
  • msvcrt.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library)
  • PCToolkit2.exe - PCToolkit Application (PCToolkit MFC Application)
  • poweroff.exe
  • STDFU.dll (by STMicroelectronics) - STMicroelectronics STDFU (STDFU)
  • STDFUFiles.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique STDFUFILES (STDFUFILES DLL)
  • STDFUPRT.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique STDFUPRT (STDFUPRT DLL)
  • STTubeDevice203.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique STTubeDevice (STTubeDevice DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DPInst_x86.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D7E6BB6-D452-4E75-96F0-43F9D85FCFCE}' (runs on registration).
  • PCToolkit2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C770C20C-5352-4014-B01B-74DC70A0CF4D}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DPInst_x86.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\DPInst.exe'.

How do I remove MaxiLink2?

You can uninstall MaxiLink2 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 MaxiLink2, 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 MaxiLink2.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.58%
Windows 10 39.50%
Windows Vista 7.56%
Windows XP 3.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.50%
Windows 10 Home 20.51%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.26%
Windows 8.1 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.13%
  Canada 11.25%
  Netherlands 4.38%
  United Kingdom 4.38%
  France 3.75%
  Germany 3.13%
  Australia 1.88%
  Italy 1.88%
  Belgium 1.25%
  RS 0.63%
  Finland 0.63%
  Mexico 0.63%
  Austria 0.63%
  New Zealand 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.51%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 11.11%
ASUS 6.17%
Toshiba 6.17%
Samsung 3.70%
Lenovo 2.47%
Sony 1.23%
American Megatrends 1.23%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.06%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.04%
HP Pavilion 061 RC648AA-A... 2.04%
Unknow Unknow 1.02%


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