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Should I remove Proteus Virtual USB Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,903
Reach 0.0039%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.22 days
153.95 days >
Average installed length: 80.89 days


7.10.0 76.62%
7.8.0 23.38%

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Proteus Virtual USB Drivers


Proteus Virtual USB Drivers is a software program developed by Labcenter Electronics. The most common release is 7.10.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named UsbService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 2.92 MB (3,066,316 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 18% of users of Proteus Virtual USB Drivers come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.labcenter.com/products/usb.cfm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Labcenter Electronics\Proteus Virtual USB Drivers\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{68675513-F8A7-417D-811B-39C9889240F1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.92 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Proteus Virtual USB Drivers

Program executable:UsbService.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Labcenter Electronics\Proteus Virtual USB Drivers\UsbService.exe
Additional files:
  • installer.exe - Proteus VSM (Proteus VSM Virtual USB Drivers Installer)
  • setup_server.exe
  • UsbService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • UsbService.exe runs as a service named 'Eltima USB to Ethernet Connector' (UsbService).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UsbService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Labcenter Electronics\Proteus Virtual USB Drivers\UsbService.exe'.

How do I remove Proteus Virtual USB Drivers?

You can uninstall Proteus Virtual USB Drivers 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 Proteus Virtual USB Drivers, 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 Proteus Virtual USB Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.97%
Windows 10 30.77%
Windows XP 7.69%
Windows Vista 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.79%
Windows 10 Pro 6.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.19%
Windows 7 Professional 5.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.39%
  Italy 8.05%
  Brazil 6.90%
  TN 4.60%
  France 4.60%
  India 4.60%
  DZ 4.60%
  Turkey 4.60%
  Egypt 3.45%
  MA 2.30%
  Singapore 2.30%
  Dominican Republic 2.30%
  Colombia 2.30%
  Mexico 2.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.90%
Acer 22.03%
Dell 16.95%
ASUS 8.47%
Toshiba 5.08%
Lenovo 3.39%
Packard Bell 1.69%
Apple 1.69%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Sony 1.69%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.94%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.94%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.94%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.94%
HP G72 Notebook PC 1.47%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.47%


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