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Should I remove Pertino Connect?

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?
United States Rank #37,933
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Pertino Connect


Pertino Connect is a program developed by Pertino. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 19.7 MB (20,662,130 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 93% of users of Pertino Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pertino.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Pertino\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Pertino\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 19.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pertino Connect

  • pDiagnostics.exe - Pertino Connect (Pertino Connect Diagnostics Utility)
  • pGateway.exe - Pertino Connect Tunnel Client.
  • pTray.exe - Pertino Connect User Interface.
  • pSystem.exe - Pertino Client (Pertino Client System utility.)
  • 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

  • pGateway.exe runs as a service named 'Pertino Gateway Service' (pGateway) "Pertino Connect provides extended networking capabilities.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PertinoConnect' which loads as C:\Program Files\Pertino\pTray.exe.

How do I remove Pertino Connect?

You can uninstall Pertino Connect 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 Pertino Connect, 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 Pertino Connect.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 10 17%
Automatically starts? 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 83.33%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 11.11%
Windows 8 Pro 5.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.10%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Canada 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.18%
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
ASUS 17.65%
Toshiba 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Common models
Dell Latitude E5520 11.76%
ASUSTeK K54C 11.76%
ASUS All Series 5.88%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2330 5.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.88%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 5.88%

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Samizdataover a year ago
It is a secure cloud based VPN, allowing access to LAN shares from a connected PC. It also allows other VPN activities like typically LAN driven remote access.