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PRTG Network Monitor Remote Probe

What is PRTG Network Monitor Remote Probe?  (from Paessler AG)

A standard setup of PRTG Network Monitor consists of two system parts: The Core Server and the so-called "local probe". The first part, the “Core Server”, is the heart of your PRTG system and takes care of your configuration, user interface and user management, database management and reporting and many other things. I...  Read more


PRTG Network Monitor Remote Probe is a program developed by Paessler AG. The most used version is 9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 21.97 MB (23,034,826 bytes). PRTGProbeUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7. While about 42% of users of PRTG Network Monitor Remote Probe come from the United States, it is also popular in UG and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paessler.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PRTG Network Monitor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PRTG Network Monitor\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 21.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PRTG Network Monitor Remote Probe

  • PRTG Probe Administrator.exe - PRTG Probe Administrator
  • RegWrapper.exe - PRTG Registry Wrapper
  • PRTG_Chromium_Helper.exe - Prtg_Chromium_Helper
  • OraWrapper.exe - PRTG Oracle Wrapper
  • paesslerVMWareShell.exe - paesslerVMWareShell
  • PrtgACWWrapperWin32.exe - PrtgACWWrapperWin32
  • PRTGProbeUpdate.exe - PRTG Probe Updater
  • PRTGPathUpgrader.exe - PRTGPathUpgrader
  • PRTG_IE_Helper.exe - Prtg_IE_Helper
  • PrtgDllWrapper.exe - PrtgDllWrapper
  • PRTG Probe.exe - PRTG Probe
  • PaesslerSNMPWrapper.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • 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/)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PRTG Probe.exe runs as a service named 'PRTG Probe Service' (PRTGProbeService) "Performs network monitoring using various network protocols (including SNMP, WMI, HTTP, packet sniffing, NetFlow, and others) for PRTG Network Monitor (www.paessler.com/prtg)".

How do I remove PRTG Network Monitor Remote Probe?

Quickly and completely remove PRTG Network Monitor Remote Probe from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PRTG Network Monitor Remote Probe 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PRTG Network Monitor Remote Probe, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 PRTG Network Monitor Remote Probe.

Win 8 43%
Win 7 (SP1) 29%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 8 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 14.29%
Windows 8 Pro 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.67%
  UG 8.33%
  France 8.33%
  Kuwait 8.33%
  New Zealand 8.33%
  Iran 8.33%
  MG 8.33%
  United Kingdom 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 57.14%
Lenovo 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Common models
Gigabyte P55-USB3 16.67%
HP ProBook 450 G1 16.67%
LENOVO 6069CTO 16.67%
HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF 16.67%
LENOVO 62742SG 16.67%
HP 600B 16.67%


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