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Should I remove PeerGuardian?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,466
United States Rank #11,336
Reach 0.0198%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.74 days
367.51 days >
Average installed length: 193.10 days


VersionDistribution 48.34% 15.35% 36.32%

PeerGuardian 2.0


PeerGuardian 2.0 is a program developed by Methlabs Productions. The most used version is, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is pg2.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 10.88 MB (11,412,677 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 58% of users of PeerGuardian come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: peerguardian.sourceforge.net
Help link: peerguardian.sf.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PeerGuardian 2.0

Program executable:pg2.exe
Name:PeerGuardian 2
Path:C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exe
Additional files:
  • pgfix.exe - PeerGuardian 2 (PeerGuardian 2 Recovery Tool)
  • Peerguardian.exe - PeerGuardian Setup
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pg2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D32B08C9-9C79-4D80-B5C9-9CD45D39A6EC}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • pg2.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PeerGuardian' and executes as C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • pg2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\A\ProgFiles\Progs\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exe'.

How do I remove PeerGuardian?

You can uninstall PeerGuardian 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 PeerGuardian 2.0, 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 PeerGuardian.

Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.01%
Windows XP 26.85%
Windows Vista 18.16%
Windows 10 8.95%
Windows Server 2003 1.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 27.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 7.29%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.28%
  United Kingdom 8.38%
  France 4.79%
  Germany 3.99%
  Italy 3.79%
  Australia 2.59%
  Canada 2.59%
  Japan 1.80%
  Sweden 1.60%
  Belgium 1.00%
  Spain 1.00%
  DK 0.80%
  Poland 0.80%
  Hungary 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.44%
Hewlett-Packard 25.96%
Acer 12.02%
American Megatrends 5.77%
Sahara 4.33%
Lenovo 2.40%
Samsung 2.40%
ASUS 2.40%
Gateway 1.92%
Medion 1.92%
Toshiba 1.44%
Common models
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.03%
Dell Studio 1555 2.27%
Dell Dell DM061 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.27%


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