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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,773
United States Rank #16,104
Reach 0.0152%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.57 days
84.93 days >
Average installed length: 44.63 days


6.0 100.00%

Online Armor 6.0

What is Online Armor?  (from Emsisoft GmbH)

Online Armor's range of firewall products are designed to fit every need. Our free version provides great security for those on a tight budget. The premium edition expands this protection with automatic updates and our unique "Banking Mode" to protect you when banking online - and our top of the line Emsisoft Internet ...  Read more


Online Armor 6.0 is a program developed by Emsisoft GmbH. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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). 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 oaui.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 87.36 MB (91,599,183 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 46% of users of Online Armor come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emsisoft.com
Help link: support.emsisoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Online Armor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Online Armor\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 87.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Online Armor 6.0

Program executable:oaui.exe
Name:Emsisoft Online Armor
Online Armor Component
Path:C:\Program Files\Online Armor\oaui.exe
Additional files:
  • EmsiCryptApi.dll - Emsisoft Cryptographic Library
  • avgate.exe - Emsisoft Online Armor (Online Armor Component)
  • oacat.exe
  • oadump.exe
  • oaevent.dll
  • oaevent64.dll
  • oahlp.exe
  • oainj.exe
  • oamine.exe
  • oarau.exe
  • OAReg.exe
  • oascan.exe
  • oasrv.exe
  • oaview.exe
  • oawatch.dll
  • oawatch64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • oaevent64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'OnlineArmorShell' with a class of {4F07DA46-8170-4859-9B5F-037EF2970034}.
  • oaevent.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'OnlineArmorShell' with a class of {4F07DA46-8170-4859-9B5F-037EF2970034}.
Scheduled Task
  • oaui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9801B239-4A9D-4A12-9313-9BE57AF070CB}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • OAsrv.exe runs as a service named 'Online Armor' (SvcOnlineArmor).
  • OAcat.exe runs as a service named 'Online Armor Helper Service' (OAcat).
Startup File (User Run)
  • oaui.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Online Armor Component' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Online Armor\oaui.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • OAui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '@OnlineArmor GUI' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Online Armor\OAui.exe".

How do I remove Online Armor?

You can uninstall Online Armor 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 Online Armor 6.0, 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 Online Armor.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.57%
Windows 10 13.04%
Windows XP 10.37%
Windows Vista 7.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.54%
Windows 7 Professional 9.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.10%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.51%
  United Kingdom 9.28%
  Germany 8.99%
  France 3.19%
  Italy 3.19%
  Australia 2.32%
  Canada 2.03%
  Brazil 1.74%
  Iran 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.74%
  Belgium 1.45%
  South Africa 1.45%
  DK 1.16%
  Spain 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.63%
Dell 19.02%
Acer 16.85%
ASUS 14.67%
American Megatrends 4.89%
Toshiba 3.26%
Lenovo 2.72%
Samsung 1.63%
Apple 1.09%
Intel 1.09%
Common models
Packard Bell imedia S3850 5.43%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.10%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1360t 2.33%
Dell XPS 8300 2.33%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.33%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,3 2.33%


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