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2% remove it98% keep it
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VersionDistribution 57.14% 35.71% 7.14%

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Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter


Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter is a program developed by Philips. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 PHUSBBGMonitor.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 5.32 MB (5,582,389 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 56% of users of Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.philips.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\philips\Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter Utility\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{5ED2D0BA-F1DC-42FE-9D05-EFAFF9DD8239} /l1033
Estimated size: 5.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter

Program executable:PHUSBBGMonitor.exe
WLAN configuration utility
Path:C:\Program Files\philips\Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter Utility\PHUSBBGMonitor.exe
Additional files:
  • dot1x_dll.dll - dot1x_dl Dynamic Link Library
  • WCN_DLL.dll - WCN_DLL Dynamic Link Library (WCN_DLL DLL)
  • W32N55.dll (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - PCAUSA Rawether for Windows (Rawether NDIS API DLL (X86))
  • ZDWlan.dll - ZDWLAN Dynamic Link Library
  • philips.exe - Philips Application (Philips MFC Application)
  • UCPDLL.dll
  • iface.dll
  • install.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • PHUSBBGMonitor.exe - WLAN configuration utility
  • res.dll
  • ssleay32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PHUSBBGMonitor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\philips\Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter Utility\PHUSBBGMonitor.exe'.

How do I remove Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter?

You can uninstall Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter 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 Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter, 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 Philips SNU5600 Wireless USB Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win Vista (SP2) 7%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows XP 35.71%
Windows 10 14.29%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 35.71%
Windows 7 Professional 21.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%
Windows 8 Pro 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 56.25%
  United States 25.00%
  Italy 12.50%
  Sweden 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Common models
HP Compaq dx2420 Microtow... 7.69%
HP-Pavilion GB333AA-B1U d... 7.69%
HP Compaq dc7800 Converti... 7.69%
Dell Inspiron 530 7.69%
Acer Aspire X1301 7.69%

About Philips

Philips is organized into three main divisions: Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Healthcare and Philips Lighting.
Publisher URL: www.philips.com


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