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NetworkActiv PIAFCTM 2.2

What is NetworkActiv PIAFCTM?  (from NetworkActiv)

NetworkActiv Port Scanner is a network exploration and administration tool that allows you to scan and explore internal LANs and external WANs. Because of the versatility and choosable operating modes available in NetworkActiv Port Scanner, it may be used by experienced network administrators as well as by novices. Net...  Read more


NetworkActiv PIAFCTM 2.2 is a software program developed by NetworkActiv. 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 NetworkActivPIAFCTMv2.2.exe. The setup package is about 1.16 MB (1,218,039 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 60% of users of NetworkActiv PIAFCTM come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.NetworkActiv.com/Scanner.html
Help link: www.NetworkActiv.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\networkactiv piafctm 2.2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NetworkActiv PIAFCTM 2.2\NetworkActivPIAFCTMv2.2.exe UnInstall
Estimated size: 1.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NetworkActiv PIAFCTM 2.2

Program executable:NetworkActivPIAFCTMv2.2.exe
Name:NetworkActiv PIAFCTM
Path:C:\Program Files\networkactiv piafctm 2.2\NetworkActivPIAFCTMv2.2.exe
  • NetworkActivPIAFCTMv2.2.exe - NetworkActiv PIAFCTM

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NetworkActivPIAFCTMv2.2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D503AAEB-EF3C-4741-A4AC-DD4F1704D6A8}' (runs on registration).
  • NetworkActivPIAFCTMv2.2.exe runs as a service named 'NetworkActiv PIAFCTM Service' (NAPIAFCTM).

How do I remove NetworkActiv PIAFCTM?

You can uninstall NetworkActiv PIAFCTM 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 NetworkActiv PIAFCTM 2.2, 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 NetworkActiv PIAFCTM.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 10%
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 80.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.44%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.00%
  Italy 13.33%
  India 6.67%
  Mexico 6.67%
  Germany 6.67%
  Canada 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.44%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Common models
LENOVO 4063F16 12.50%
HP Mini 110-1000 12.50%
HP Compaq 8510w 12.50%
Dell Vostro 200 12.50%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 580 12.50%


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