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Should I remove PureVPN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #8,606
United States Rank #7,342
Reach 0.0461%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.58 days
223.56 days >
Average installed length: 117.47 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.1.1.0 0.45%
6.1.0.0 0.11%
6.0.2.0 0.11%
6.0.1.0 5.72%
6.0.0.0 0.78%
5.19.5.0 1.12%
5.19.4.0 0.56%
5.19.3.0 0.67%
5.19.2.0 0.45%
5.19.1.0 0.22%
5.18.2.0 2.35%
5.18.0.0 3.59%
5.17.1.0 4.26%
5.17.0.0 1.91%
5.16.0.0 3.36%
5.15.1.0 12.22%
5.15.0.0 0.45%
5.15.0 0.34%
5.14.1 6.50%
5.14.0 3.59%
5.13.1 2.80%
5.12.2 0.11%
5.12.1 0.11%
5.11.7.83 0.34%
5.11.4.80 0.11%
4.2.1.0 5.72%
4.2.0.0 1.23%
4.1.2.0 3.14%
4.0.0.3 0.90%
4.0.0.2 0.45%
4.0.0.0 17.38%
4.0.0 0.34%
3.2.1 2.02%
3.2 2.47%
3.1 0.11%
3.0 0.90%
2.1.1 11.43%
2 1.57%
1.2 0.11%

PureVPN

What is PureVPN?  (from the publisher)

VPN technology is based on the idea of tunneling that involves establishing and maintaining logical network connection. We Assign your computer a New IP of US, UK, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, Singapore, Romania, Switzerland, Malaysia, Russia and Sweden.Redefine your firewall rules, take control of your netw...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 4.0.0.0, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named purevpn.exe. The setup package generally installs about 88 files and is usually about 6.08 MB (6,374,966 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of PureVPN come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.purevpn.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PureVPN\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PureVPN\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PureVPN

Program executable:purevpn.exe
Name:PureVPN
Path:C:\Program Files\purevpn\purevpn.exe
MD5:73715eccb1d4813b69fde64b4cf0e117
Additional files:
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.NETCONLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NETCONLib'.
  • AWSSDK.Core.dll (by Amazon.com, Inc) - Amazon Web Services SDK for .NET (AWSSDK.Core)
  • AWSSDK.dll (by Amazon.com, Inc) - AWSSDK (.NET 3.5)
  • AWSSDK.S3.dll - AWSSDK.S3
  • Google.Apis.Gmail.v1.dll (by Google) - Google.Apis.Gmail.v1
  • installerWithDisplay.exe - installerWithDisplay
  • Google.Apis.Plus.v1.dll (by Google) - Google.Apis.Plus.v1
  • Mixpanel.dll - Mixpanel.Net4Client
  • HtmlAgilityPack.dll (by Simon Mourier) - Html Agility Pack (Html Agility Pack - Release)
  • IcsManager.exe - IcsManagerConsole
  • IcsManagerLibrary.dll - IcsManagerLibrary
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • runPureVPNasAdmin.exe - runPureVPNasAdmin
  • ARSoft.Tools.Net.dll (by Alexander Reinert) - ARSoft.Tools.Net
  • EQATEC.Analytics.Monitor.dll (by EQATEC A/S) - AnalyticsMonitor
  • ImageFileCache.dll (by Clemens Fischer) - XAML Map Control (ImageFileCache)
  • MapControl.WPF.dll (by Clemens Fischer) - XAML Map Control (WPF)
  • StreamLibHttpOEM.dll (by Rawstream Limited) - StreamLibHttpOEM
  • Facebook.dll (by The Outercurve Foundation) - Facebook C# SDK (Facebook)
  • DeskMetrics.dll (by DeskMetrics) - DeskMetricsNET
  • StreamLibUAOEM.dll (by Rawstream Ltd) - StreamLibUAOEM
  • NSpeedTest.dll - NSpeedTest
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • OxyPlot.dll (by OxyPlot) - OxyPlot
  • OxyPlot.Wpf.dll (by OxyPlot) - OxyPlot for WPF
  • Updater.exe - Updater
  • DotRas.dll (by Jeff Winn) - DotRas
  • NDde.dll (by Brian Gideon) - NDde
  • DotNetZip.dll
  • Google.Apis.Auth.dll (by Google Inc) - Google.Apis.Auth
  • Google.Apis.Auth.PlatformServices.dll (by Google Inc) - Google.Apis.Auth.PlatformServices
  • Google.Apis.Core.dll - Google.Apis.Core
  • Google.Apis.dll - Google.Apis
  • Google.Apis.PlatformServices.dll - Google.Apis.PlatformServices
  • Split.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • purevpn.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B5671DB8-F19A-4062-887F-4BD1335A31CA}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • purevpn.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PureVPN.
Startup File (User Run)
  • purevpn.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PureVPN' and executes as C:\Program Files\PureVPN\purevpn.exe -autorun.

How do I remove PureVPN?

Quickly and completely remove PureVPN from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PureVPN 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PureVPN, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 PureVPN.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 69%
Win Vista 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 68.83%
Windows 7 28.59%
Windows Vista 2.02%
Windows XP 0.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 24.47%
Windows 10 Pro 19.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.90%
Windows 8.1 9.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.64%
Windows 7 Professional 7.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.14%
  United Kingdom 5.12%
  Australia 4.31%
  France 4.31%
  Canada 4.22%
  Germany 2.87%
  Netherlands 2.60%
  Italy 2.51%
  Sweden 1.62%
  Spain 1.26%
  Hong Kong 1.17%
  Norway 0.99%
  Singapore 0.90%
  United Arab Emirates 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.16%
Dell 21.40%
ASUS 15.53%
Acer 13.45%
GIGABYTE 7.95%
Lenovo 6.44%
Toshiba 5.30%
Samsung 2.46%
MSI 1.89%
Alienware 1.89%
Apple 0.76%
Intel 0.76%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.77%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.73%
Dell XPS 8300 1.95%
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R 1.95%

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