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Should I remove ProxySwitcher Standard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,328
United States Rank #23,355
Reach 0.0179%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.35 days
305.31 days >
Average installed length: 160.42 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.3.0 0.57%
6.2.0 0.28%
5.21.0 1.13%
5.19.3 0.57%
5.19.2 0.28%
5.19.1 0.85%
5.19.0 0.28%
5.18.0 0.57%
5.17.0 1.42%
5.16.1 1.42%
5.16.0 1.13%
5.15.1 1.42%
5.15.0 0.57%
5.14.0 0.85%
5.13.1 1.70%
5.13.0 0.57%
5.12.1 0.57%
5.12.0 0.28%
5.11.3 0.28%
5.11.2 0.28%
5.11.1 0.28%
5.11.0 0.57%
5.10.1 3.12%
5.10.0 2.83%
5.9.1 3.12%
5.9.0 2.27%
5.8.1 25.21%
5.8.0 7.37%
5.7.2 1.42%
5.7.1 2.55%
5.7.0 11.33%
5.6.3 0.57%
5.6.2 2.27%
5.6.1 6.23%
5.6.0 0.28%
5.5.5 1.98%
5.5.4 0.28%
5.5.3 0.28%
5.5.2 0.28%
5.5.1 1.70%
5.5.0 5.95%
5.4.0 0.85%
5.3.1 3.12%
5.2.1 0.28%
5.1.0 0.57%
5.0.0 0.28%

ProxySwitcher Standard

Overview

ProxySwitcher Standard is a software program developed by VTech. The most common release is 5.8.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 proxyswitcher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 9.35 MB (9,804,870 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 21% of users of ProxySwitcher Standard come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Turkey.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.proxyswitcher.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Proxy Switcher Standard\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Proxy Switcher Standard\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ProxySwitcher Standard

Program executable:proxyswitcher.exe
Name:Proxy Switcher
Path:C:\Program Files\proxy switcher standard\proxyswitcher.exe
MD5:bcdea85c34aff89c82d9fdffb592a918
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • AnSurf.exe
  • Basics.exe
  • FireFox.exe
  • STLHash.dll
  • uPCRE.dll
  • uSSL.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • ProxySwitcher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PSwitch' and executes as C:\Program Files\Proxy Switcher Standard\ProxySwitcher.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ProxySwitcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Proxy Switcher Standard\ProxySwitcher.exe'.

How do I remove ProxySwitcher Standard?

You can uninstall ProxySwitcher Standard 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 ProxySwitcher Standard, 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 ProxySwitcher Standard.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.77%
Windows 10 30.31%
Windows XP 9.07%
Windows Vista 0.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.11%
Windows 7 Professional 9.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.41%
Windows 10 Pro 4.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.94%
  Russia 7.16%
  Turkey 5.23%
  UA 4.41%
  DZ 4.13%
  Canada 3.58%
  Italy 3.58%
  France 3.58%
  MA 3.31%
  Germany 2.75%
  India 2.75%
  United Kingdom 2.48%
  Brazil 2.20%
  Egypt 2.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.71%
Hewlett-Packard 18.75%
ASUS 16.35%
Dell 15.38%
GIGABYTE 12.50%
Toshiba 6.25%
Lenovo 5.29%
Samsung 2.88%
American Megatrends 1.92%
Compaq 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.30%
ASUS All Series 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.55%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.27%
MSI MS-7721 1.52%
Gigabyte H55M-S2V 1.52%

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