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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,759
United States Rank #15,164
Reach 0.0840%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.52 days
192.25 days >
Average installed length: 101.01 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.3.0.4 0.06%
7.3.0.3 0.86%
7.3.0.1 0.49%
7.2.0.1 1.66%
7.1.0.1 8.19%
7.0.0.1 24.65%
6.2.0.1 19.22%
5.5.0.4 0.18%
5.5.0.1 0.55%
5.4.0.1 18.67%
5.3.0.1 25.45%

Typically installed together

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Plugfree NETWORK

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What is Plugfree NETWORK?

Plugfree NETWORK is the wireless communications software pre-installed with most LifeBook laptops. The program is designed to help manage the user's wireless connetions and built in wireless network adaptor.

Overview

The most used version is 5.3.0.1, 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. 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 main program executable is manager.exe. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 21.32 MB (22,352,749 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fujitsu.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Plugfree NETWORK\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Plugfree NETWORK\Uninst.exe" {E1C056BE-ACC9-4FCF-B37D-55A46648B369}
Estimated size: 21.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plugfree NETWORK

Program executable:manager.exe
Name:Plugfree NETWORK
Path:C:\Program Files\fujitsu\plugfree network\manager.exe
MD5:c621ee6b2f567bc417e54435c10648e7
Additional files:
  • FMNetCheck.exe - Network Diagnosis (FMNetCheck)
  • PFNACMode.exe - Plugfree NETWORK
  • PFNAutoCon.exe
  • PFNCMD.exe
  • PFNCOMMON.dll
  • PFNDataCmd.exe
  • PFNDevice.dll
  • PfNet.exe
  • PFNetDm.exe
  • PFNetInfo.exe - PFNetInfo
  • PFNGadgetClsLib.dll
  • PFNLauncher.exe
  • PFNLocSet.DLL
  • PFNMC.exe
  • PFNMenu.exe
  • PFNPCMD.exe
  • PFNService.exe
  • PFNSetupCa.dll
  • PFNSwData.DLL
  • PFNSwMain.dll
  • PFNTray.exe
  • PFNWiMAXCon.exe
  • PFNWLAN.dll
  • PFNWLANCOM.dll
  • PFNWLANV.exe
  • Uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PFNLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9941CC9E-4FE7-48A3-BA6A-CE21E0A6F2FF}' (runs on registration).
  • PfNet.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA8D1CF8-9304-4AC1-BB84-FC3A2E2026DD}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • PFNService.exe runs as a service named 'PFNService' (PFNService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PfNet.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PfNet' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Plugfree NETWORK\PfNet.exe" /r.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PFNAutoCon.exe
Memory:5.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003178461%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019889%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011895%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:42,413
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:4
70 average
I/O reads/min:41 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
PFNetDm.exe
Memory:23.1 MB
Total CPU:0.0938048605%
Kernel CPU:0.02271836%
User CPU:0.07108650%
Switches/sec:23
PFNService.exe
Memory:2.79 MB
Total CPU:0.0000147585%
Kernel CPU:0.00000738%
User CPU:0.00000738%
CPU cycles/sec:297

How do I remove Plugfree NETWORK?

Quickly and completely remove Plugfree NETWORK from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Plugfree NETWORK 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 Plugfree NETWORK, 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 Plugfree NETWORK.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.63%
Windows 10 44.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.72%
Windows 7 Professional 15.19%
Windows 8.1 11.05%
Windows 10 Pro 10.00%
Windows 10 Home 7.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.90% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 16.90%
  United Kingdom 16.08%
  United States 10.79%
  Italy 9.04%
  Iran 4.05%
  Sweden 3.68%
  Finland 3.24%
  Ireland 2.56%
  Saudi Arabia 2.06%
  France 2.00%
  DZ 2.00%
  Norway 1.68%
  Spain 1.43%
  Greece 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.17%
Dell 28.13%
Acer 26.04%
ASUS 9.38%
GIGABYTE 3.13%
Lenovo 2.08%
Toshiba 2.08%
Common models
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK AH530 19.79%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK AH512 9.65%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK AH532 9.27%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK AH531 8.71%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK A512 5.66%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK A530 5.48%

About (from Fujitsu LIMITED)

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services.
Publisher URL: www.fujitsu.com

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