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Should I remove SX Virtual Link?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,671
United States Rank #18,245
Reach 0.0124%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.12 days
26.04 days >
Average installed length: 13.68 days


4.3.0 0.82%
4.1.0 1.63%
4.0.1 1.22%
4.0.0 0.41%
3.17.0 7.76%
3.16.0 2.86%
3.15.0 5.71%
3.14.0 4.49%
3.13.0 23.27%
3.12.0 13.47%
3.11.0 7.76%
3.9.1 4.90%
3.9.0 0.41%
3.8.0 5.31%
3.7.2 1.22%
3.6.2 3.27%
3.6.1 2.04%
3.6.0 0.41%
3.5.1 3.67%
3.4.0 2.86%
3.2.3 0.82%
3.2.0 1.63%
2.3.2 0.41%
2.2.0 2.86%
2.1.0 0.41%
1.5.0 0.41%

SX Virtual Link


SX Virtual Link is a program developed by Silex Technology. The most used version is 3.13.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is connect.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 3.64 MB (3,820,149 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 43% of users of SX Virtual Link come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\silex technology\SX Virtual Link
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\silex technology\SX Virtual Link\Couninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SX Virtual Link

Program executable:connect.exe
Name:SX Virtual Link
Path:C:\Program Files\silex technology\sx virtual link\connect.exe
Additional files:
  • _Setup.dll - Setup Control DLL
  • _Setup64.dll
  • Svlscapi.dll - Svlscapi (SX Virtual Link Service Control API)
  • Couninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Connect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FD930C90-577A-4104-B49C-9535A1B71CC2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Connect.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Silex' which loads as C:\Program Files\silex technology\SX Virtual Link\Connect.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Connect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\silex technology\SX Virtual Link\Connect.exe'.

How do I remove SX Virtual Link?

You can uninstall SX Virtual Link 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 SX Virtual Link, 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 SX Virtual Link.

Win 10 54%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 54.29%
Windows 7 39.59%
Windows XP 4.49%
Windows Vista 1.22%
Windows Server 2003 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 15.16%
Windows 7 Professional 14.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.93%
Windows 10 Pro 13.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.20%
Windows 10 Home 8.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.66%
  Germany 22.38%
  United Kingdom 5.94%
  Japan 5.24%
  Netherlands 3.50%
  Canada 3.50%
  Sweden 2.10%
  Belgium 1.75%
  France 1.75%
  Switzerland 1.75%
  Austria 1.40%
  Italy 1.05%
  Australia 1.05%
  Spain 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.31%
Hewlett-Packard 17.36%
ASUS 12.50%
Acer 9.72%
Medion 8.33%
Lenovo 6.25%
Intel 5.56%
Toshiba 5.56%
Samsung 2.08%
Sahara 1.39%
Sony 1.39%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.13%
Acer Aspire V3-771 3.13%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 3.13%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.34%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 2.34%


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