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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
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,470
United States Rank #7,356
Reach 0.0459%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.95 days
146.15 days >
Average installed length: 76.79 days


2.03 7.30%
2.0.20 1.24%
2.0.15 2.64%
2.0.11 0.93%
2.0.9 52.33%
2.0.7 11.80%
2.0.5 23.76%

Port Forward Network Utilities


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. 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 14 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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 54% 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
  • 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.)
  • PFConfigLauncher.exe (by PFConfigLauncher is part of PFConfig. Please allow access through your firewall to properly configure your router) - PFConfigLauncher is part of PFConfig. Please allow access through your firewall to properly configure your router.
  • PortForwardNetworkUtilities.exe - Port Forward Network Utilities
  • PortForwardScreenshot.exe - Port Forward Screenshot
  • PFRouterDetector.exe - PFRouterDetector

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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 "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (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 8 49%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 48.76%
Windows 7 47.52%
Windows XP 1.86%
Windows Vista 1.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.27%
Windows 8.1 17.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.77%
Windows 10 Home 9.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.07%
Windows 7 Professional 7.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.11%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Canada 4.71%
  Australia 3.02%
  Netherlands 2.42%
  Sweden 1.81%
  Saudi Arabia 1.69%
  Italy 1.45%
  Germany 1.33%
  Belgium 1.21%
  Philippines 1.21%
  Norway 0.97%
  Brazil 0.85%
  Finland 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.94%
Acer 20.56%
Dell 14.93%
ASUS 13.52%
Lenovo 6.76%
Toshiba 6.76%
Samsung 2.54%
Alienware 1.69%
Intel 1.13%
MSI 0.85%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.38%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.90%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.90%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.43%


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