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Private Internet Access v79


Private Internet Access v79 is a program developed by London Trust Media. The software installer includes 12 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 94% of users of Private Internet Access v79 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.privateinternetaccess.com
Help link: www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/contact-us
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pia_manager\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\pia_manager\unins000.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Private Internet Access v79

  • pia_manager.exe
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL shared library)
  • liblzo2-2.dll
  • libpkcs11-helper-1.dll (by OpenSC Project) - pkcs11-helper (pkcs11-helper - An easy way to access PKCS#11 modules)
  • openvpn.exe
  • packet_filter.dll
  • pia-openvpn.dll
  • process_launcher.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • tap0901.sys (by The OpenVPN Project) - TAP-Windows Virtual Network Driver (NDIS 6.0)
  • tapinstall.exe (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Windows Setup API)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

How do I remove Private Internet Access v79?

You can uninstall Private Internet Access v79 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 Private Internet Access v79, 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 Private Internet Access v79.

Win 10 92%
Win 7 (SP1) 8%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 91.67%
Windows 7 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 54.17%
Windows 10 Pro 29.17%
Windows 8.1 6.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.17%
Windows 7 Professional 4.17%
Windows 10 Enterprise 201... 2.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.90%
  United Kingdom 4.88%
  Australia 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.00%
Lenovo 28.00%
ASUS 12.00%
Dell 12.00%
Sony 4.00%
MSI 4.00%
Acer 4.00%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.41%
Acer Aspire V3-572G 2.70%
Sony SVS151290S 2.70%
MSI MS-7A69 2.70%
MSI MS-7998 2.70%
MSI MS-7972 2.70%


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