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8% remove it92% keep it
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PortWise Access Client


PortWise Access Client is a program developed by PortWise. The most used version is, with over 4% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is accessclient.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 3.6 MB (3,777,288 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 42% of users of PortWise Access Client come from Sweden, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.portwise.com
Help link: support.portwise.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\portwise\access client
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PortWise\Access Client\AccessClient.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 3.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PortWise Access Client

Program executable:accessclient.exe
Name:Access Client
Path:C:\Program Files\portwise\access client\accessclient.exe
Additional files:
  • AccessClientLoader.ocx - Access Client Web Loader (Access Client web loader)
  • AccessClientLoader_x64.ocx
  • DNSProxyHelper.exe - DNS Proxy Helper Service (Enables DNS proxy support for non admin users)
  • AccessClient-Service.exe - PortWise Client Service (PortWise Access Client Helper Service)
  • AbolishLoader.ocx - Abolishment Loader
  • AssessLoader.ocx - Assessment Loader

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • DNSProxyHelper.exe runs as a service named 'PortWise DNS Proxy Helper' (dnsproxyhelper) "Part of PortWise Access Client.".
  • AccessClient-Service.exe runs as a service named 'PortWise Client Service' (pwClientService) "PortWise Access Client Helper Service".

How do I remove PortWise Access Client?

You can uninstall PortWise Access Client 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 PortWise Access Client, 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 PortWise Access Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 10 21.43%
Windows Vista 8.93%
Windows XP 5.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 10 Pro 5.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.25% of installs come from Sweden
Which countries install it?
  Sweden 42.25%
  United States 32.39%
  Italy 8.45%
  United Kingdom 4.23%
  India 4.23%
  Norway 2.82%
  Finland 2.82%
  DK 1.41%
  Iran 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Dell 17.78%
ASUS 13.33%
Lenovo 8.89%
Acer 4.44%
Sony 4.44%
Samsung 2.22%
Apple 2.22%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 5.56%
Micro-Star MS-7583 3.70%
Sony VPCF13S0E 1.85%
HP Pavilion 061 DT395A-AB... 1.85%
HP Pro 3405 Series 1.85%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 1.85%


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