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VersionDistribution 97.73% 2.27%

PeerGuardian 2.0

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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. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 3.37 MB (3,535,947 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 68% of users of PeerGuardian come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.methlabs.org
Help link: peerguardian.methlabs.org/pg2.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian22\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian22\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PeerGuardian 2.0

  • pg2.exe - PeerGuardian 2
  • pgfix.exe - PeerGuardian 2 Recovery Tool
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • pgfilter.sys

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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\PeerGuardian22\pg2.exe.

How do I remove PeerGuardian?

Quickly and completely remove PeerGuardian 2.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 50%
Win 7 5%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 10 31.82%
Windows Vista 6.82%
Windows XP 6.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.82%
Windows 8.1 15.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.36%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 8 6.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.33%
  United Kingdom 13.33%
  Italy 6.67%
  Australia 1.67%
  Sweden 1.67%
  New Zealand 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.67%
  Germany 1.67%
  Canada 1.67%
  Ireland 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.35%
Dell 17.65%
ASUS 14.71%
Lenovo 8.82%
Acer 8.82%
Samsung 5.88%
Sony 2.94%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Common models
Sony SVE14A27CXH 2.86%
Samsung 700Z3A/700Z4A/700... 2.86%
MSI MS-7758 2.86%
MSI MS-7309 2.86%
LENOVO 20354 2.86%
LENOVO 20138 2.86%


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