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Should I remove PRIVATE WiFi?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,483
United States Rank #9,297
Reach 0.0141%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.09 days
700.22 days >
Average installed length: 367.91 days


4.4 1.08%
4.2 0.36%
4.1.5 0.36%
4.0 44.96%
3.2 44.24%
3.1 6.83%
2.4.5 2.16%



PRIVATE WiFi is a program developed by Private Communications. The most used version is 4.0, with over 98% 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). The main program executable is SystemMechanic.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 18.9 MB (19,822,345 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 92% of users of PRIVATE WiFi come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Private Communications\PRIVATE WiFi\
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{6E9050D9-CFD1-4EF6-87C2-480072B53B5F}\Setup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 18.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PRIVATE WiFi

Program executable:SystemMechanic.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\SystemMechanic.exe
Additional files:
  • WiFiPrivacyClient.exe - WiFiPrivacyClient.Shell (Private WiFi)
  • ConnectionManager.exe - Private WiFi (Connection Manager)
  • EmailSender.exe - EmailSender
  • RegistrationManager.dll - Registration Manager
  • Tapinstall.dll - Tapinstall
  • Toolbox.dll - Toolbox Dynamic Link Library
  • 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/)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • launcher.exe
  • PRIVATE WiFi.exe
  • PrivateWiFi.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DE8F5BBE-9E6C-41DF-A59D-F6629B365FA7}' (runs on registration).
  • PrivateWiFi.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VpnClientLaunch'.
  • PRIVATE WiFi.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VpnClientLaunch'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • PRIVATE WiFi.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VpnClientStartOnLogon.
  • PrivateWiFi.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VpnClientStartOnLogon.
Startup File (User Run)
  • WiFiPrivacyClient.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Private WiFi Client' and executes as C:\Program Files\Private Communications\PRIVATE WiFi\Private Communications\PRIVATE WiFi\WiFiPrivacyClient.exe.

How do I remove PRIVATE WiFi?

You can uninstall PRIVATE WiFi 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 PRIVATE WiFi, 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 PRIVATE WiFi.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.68%
Windows 10 36.33%
Windows Vista 7.19%
Windows XP 1.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.49%
Windows 8.1 14.13%
Windows 10 Home 13.41%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.52%
  United Kingdom 1.12%
  Canada 0.89%
  France 0.67%
  Australia 0.45%
  Russia 0.45%
  India 0.45%
  Vietnam 0.22%
  Singapore 0.22%
  Uruguay 0.22%
  UA 0.22%
  Sweden 0.22%
  Mexico 0.22%
  AF 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.89%
Dell 24.00%
Acer 13.78%
Toshiba 10.67%
Lenovo 7.11%
ASUS 4.00%
Intel 1.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.41%
Dell Inspiron 3542 2.70%
Gateway NV55S 2.70%
LENOVO 64634YU 2.70%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.03%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.03%


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