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Should I remove Port Locker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,449
United States Rank #4,599
Reach 0.0565%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.81 days
259.79 days >
Average installed length: 136.50 days


VersionDistribution 0.81% 0.09% 87.96% 5.93% 3.14% 1.98% 0.09%

Port Locker

What is Port Locker?  (from Egis Technology)

Port Locker is a data protection software application that reduces the risk of data leakage and data theft by locking and blocking USB ports from unauthorized data access via pen drives, memory cards, flash drives etc. It also restricts unauthorized printing and data transfer through the network. Users can enable Port ...  Read more


Port Locker is a program developed by Egis Technology. The most used version is, 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 Egishlpsvc.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 7.33 MB (7,683,168 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 74% of users of Port Locker come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.egistec.com/en/products/portlocker.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EgisTec Port Locker\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A6FEE06D-C7E1-48CB-A9DF-1E317CF83CA4}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 7.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Port Locker

Program executable:Egishlpsvc.exe
Name:Port Locker
Egis USBLocker Service
Path:C:\Program Files\EgisTec Port Locker\Egishlpsvc.exe
Additional files:
  • PLCSvc.exe - EgisTec PortLocker (PortLock service)
  • FrameUtility.dll - UI Framework (Frame Utility Dynamic Link Library)
  • LibFrame.dll - LibFrame Release Library
  • AuthenCom.exe - Port Locker
  • AuthenComLib.dll - AuthenCom Dynamic Link Library
  • Egishlpsvc.exe - Egis USBLocker Service
  • EgisPLAbout.dll - Egis About Information
  • EgisPLAuthShell.dll - EgisAuthShell Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisPLConsole.exe - Port Locker Console
  • EgisPLFeature.dll - EgisFeature Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisPLInitWizard.exe - EgisPLInitWizard Application
  • EgisPLPwdFilter.dll - EgisPwdFilter Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisPLTSR.exe
  • EgisPLUSBVerify.dll - EgisUSBVerify Dynamic Link Library
  • EgisPLUtility.dll - EgisUtil Dynamic Link Library
  • PLCHost.exe
  • CryptoAPI.dll - BioExcess (CryptoAPI)
  • LoggerUtility.dll - Logger Utility Module
  • PLLoggerUtility.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • EgisPLConsole.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2AEAC823-3D17-4647-8292-D36106F965F2}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • EgisPLTSR.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
2 Services
  • PLCSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Port Locker Service' (PLCSvc).
  • Egishlpsvc.exe runs as a service named 'EgisTec Service Help' (EgisTec Service Help).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • EgisPLTSR.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PLTSR' which loads as "C:\Program Files\EgisTec Port Locker\EgisPLTSR.exe".

How do I remove Port Locker?

You can uninstall Port Locker 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 Port Locker, 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 Port Locker.

Win 7 (SP1) 87%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.40%
Windows 10 10.33%
Windows XP 0.18%
Windows Vista 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 78.70%
Windows 10 Home 7.49%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.33%
Windows 7 Professional 3.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.44%
Windows 10 Pro 0.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.20%
  Canada 6.82%
  Germany 2.27%
  United Kingdom 1.66%
  Russia 1.47%
  Spain 0.98%
  Italy 0.80%
  DK 0.74%
  South Africa 0.61%
  India 0.61%
  Poland 0.55%
  Hong Kong 0.49%
  Netherlands 0.49%
  France 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 97.92%
Acer 0.63%
Hewlett-Packard 0.54%
Dell 0.45%
Toshiba 0.18%
Sony 0.18%
Gateway 0.09%
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About (from Egis Technology Inc.)

Egis Technology Inc.
Publisher URL: www.egistec.com

comments2 comments

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Franover a year ago
I didn't put a password on my port locker. I can't open or do anything now because it wants a password... any ideas?
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Susanover a year ago
I don't recall installing Port Locker. When trying to UN INSTALL IT or print anything it wants a password. I never installed the program AND I certainly DO NOT HAVE A PASSWORD for it.