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Should I remove SharePort Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,853
United States Rank #8,536
Reach 0.0243%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.61 days
548.89 days >
Average installed length: 288.40 days


4.0.0 21.50%
3.1.0 17.33%
3.0.0 32.78%
1.1.0 22.13%
1.0.0 6.26%

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SharePort Utility

What is SharePort Utility?  (from D-Link)

SharePort is an all-in-one mobile companion that is ideal for anyone who enjoys playing music, movies or viewing photos from their iPad, iPhone or Android device. In addition, SharePort provides wireless access wherever an existing network is available and adds instant storage to a mobile device, offering the ultimate ...  Read more


SharePort Utility is a program developed by D-Link. The most used version is 3.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 6 files and is usually about 3.65 MB (3,825,570 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 70% of users of SharePort Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Thailand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\SharePort Utility
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\D-Link\SharePort Utility\Couninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SharePort Utility

Program executable:connect.exe
Name:SharePort Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\d-link\shareport utility\connect.exe
Additional files:
  • Couninst.exe - SharePort Plus
  • Svlscapi.dll - Svlscapi (SVL Service Control API)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Connect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{838D9F2A-C6A9-4942-B562-D011FAC8885A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Connect.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SharePort Utility' and executes as "C:\Program Files\D-Link\SharePort Utility\Connect.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Connect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Utilities\D-Link SharePort\Connect.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000047760%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000268%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000210%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:18,006,335
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:83 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove SharePort Utility?

You can uninstall SharePort Utility 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 SharePort Utility, 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 SharePort Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.27%
Windows 10 16.22%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows XP 5.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.35%
Windows 7 Professional 13.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.87%
Windows 10 Home 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.38%
  Canada 19.55%
  Thailand 1.50%
  France 0.60%
  Sweden 0.60%
  Brazil 0.45%
  Australia 0.45%
  Mexico 0.45%
  Israel 0.45%
  Netherlands 0.45%
  Germany 0.45%
  United Kingdom 0.45%
  South Africa 0.30%
  Philippines 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.50%
Dell 25.53%
Acer 14.89%
ASUS 6.03%
Toshiba 6.03%
Samsung 3.19%
Intel 2.84%
Lenovo 2.13%
Alienware 0.71%
Apple 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.30%
ASUSTeK 1025C 4.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.65%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.33%
NEC NEC Express5800/51Lc ... 2.33%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 1.74%

About D-Link

D-Link is a network adapter vendor and a designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking solutions.
Publisher URL: www.dlink.com


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