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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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PipePanic is a program developed by Benjamin Joffe. 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 PipePanic.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 937.86 KB (960,369 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. While about 63% of users of PipePanic come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and Hungary.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\PipePanic
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\PipePanic\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 937.86 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PipePanic

Program executable:PipePanic.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\PipePanic\PipePanic.exe
Additional files:
  • PipePanic.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser
  • OUniAnsi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PipePanic.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BF82CB90-F44D-4272-B865-EF348FF179D8}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PipePanic.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

How do I remove PipePanic?

You can uninstall PipePanic 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 PipePanic, 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 PipePanic.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
Windows XP
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Spain 12.50%
  Hungary 12.50%
  Norway 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
American Megatrends 33.33%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 33.33%
Dell Dell DXP051 33.33%
ASUSTeK 901 33.33%


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