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Should I remove Port Forward Network Utilities?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,714
United States Rank #5,879
Reach 0.0542%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.87 days
202.56 days >
Average installed length: 106.43 days


3.0.50 0.10%
3.0.36 2.57%
3.0.34 0.67%
3.0.30 1.05%
3.0.28 0.67%
3.0.26 1.43%
3.0.22 0.29%
3.0.20 2.86%
3.0.16 0.29%
3.0.14 0.29%
3.0.12 0.19%
3.0.11 1.05%
3.0.10 0.19% 2.48%
3.0.5 0.95%
3.0.4 0.48%
2.03 5.33%
2.0.20 14.38%
2.0.15 2.29%
2.0.11 1.33%
2.0.9 36.57%
2.0.7 8.19%
2.0.5 16.38%

Port Forward Network Utilities

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Port Forward Network Utilities is a program developed by Portforward. The most used version is 2.0.9, 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 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 TechnicLauncher.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 2.84 MB (2,980,990 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of Port Forward Network Utilities come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: portforward.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Portforward\Port Forward Network Utilities\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{88B1D36C-7B70-4C48-8D2F-AAB956ECF4C3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.84 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Port Forward Network Utilities

Program executable:TechnicLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • PFStaticIP Setter.exe - Portforward Setup Static IP Address
  • PFStaticIP.exe - Portforward Static IP Address
  • PFRSG.exe - Router Screenshot Grabber
  • PFConfigSupportTool.exe - Portforward Support Tool (PFConfig Support Tool)
  • PFConfigHelper.exe - PFConfig Helper (Helps PFConfig out)
  • PFPortChecker.exe - PFPortChecker (PFPortchecker by portforward.com helps check if your ports are properly forwarded.)
  • PFConfig.exe - PFConfig (PFConfig.exe allows you to easily configure your router's port forwarding section.)
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • PortForwardNetworkUtilities.exe - Port Forward Network Utilities
  • PortForwardScreenshot.exe - Port Forward Screenshot
  • PFRouterDetector.exe - PFRouterDetector
  • FindPassword.exe - FindPassword
  • PFScreenshotMessage.exe - PFScreenshot (PFScreenshotMessage)
  • RouterLogin.exe - Router Login

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • PFConfigSupportTool.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PFConfig Support' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Portforward\Port Forward Network Utilities\PFConfigSupportTool.exe" -minimized.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PFPortChecker.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Portforward\Port Forward Network Utilities\PFPortChecker.exe'.

How do I remove Port Forward Network Utilities?

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

Win 10 59%
Win XP 0%
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 10 59.33%
Windows 7 37.24%
Windows XP 1.90%
Windows Vista 1.43%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 20.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.77%
Windows 10 Pro 15.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.58%
Windows 8.1 12.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.46%
  United Kingdom 7.09%
  Canada 4.01%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Australia 2.36%
  Italy 2.15%
  Germany 1.79%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Saudi Arabia 1.15%
  Finland 1.07%
  France 0.86%
  Belgium 0.72%
  Norway 0.72%
  Greece 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.75%
Dell 18.59%
Acer 17.90%
ASUS 14.11%
Lenovo 7.23%
Toshiba 6.37%
Samsung 1.55%
Alienware 1.38%
MSI 1.20%
Intel 0.69%
Medion 0.52%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.33%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.74%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.40%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.05%


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