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Should I remove Privatefirewall?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,121
United States Rank #5,635
Reach 0.0750%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.24 days
272.44 days >
Average installed length: 143.14 days


VersionDistribution 73.14% 7.04% 15.83% 1.29% 0.41% 0.20% 0.07% 0.27% 0.07% 0.07% 0.41% 0.14% 0.07% 0.27% 0.14% 0.41% 0.14% 0.07%

Privatefirewall 7.0


Privatefirewall 7.0 is a software program developed by PWI. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named pwipf6.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 537 KB (549,888 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 51% of users of Privatefirewall come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.privacyware.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\privacyware\privatefirewall
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E8EA933E-03A2-4E62-9F52-812C72BE2A6B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 537 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Privatefirewall 7.0

Program executable:pwipf6.exe
Name:install Application
PrivateFirewall Filter Install Application

How do I remove Privatefirewall?

You can uninstall Privatefirewall 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 Privatefirewall 7.0, 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 Privatefirewall.

Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.32%
Windows 10 28.92%
Windows XP 11.69%
Windows Vista 5.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.70%
Windows 7 Professional 10.26%
Windows 8.1 9.17%
Windows 10 Home 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.88%
  United Kingdom 9.44%
  Canada 3.73%
  Italy 3.05%
  Netherlands 2.66%
  Australia 2.54%
  France 2.54%
  DK 1.92%
  Belgium 1.30%
  Poland 1.24%
  Japan 1.13%
  Sweden 1.13%
  Iran 0.96%
  Finland 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.56%
Dell 21.25%
Acer 18.36%
Toshiba 8.55%
ASUS 7.85%
Lenovo 2.89%
Intel 2.77%
American Megatrends 2.31%
Samsung 1.73%
Sahara 1.39%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.15%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.56%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.08%

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ksmallover a year ago
Very solid freeware firewall, but not for novices