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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,765
United States Rank #7,697
Reach 0.0191%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 103.90 days
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Average installed length: 428.35 days


1.0.1 100.00%

SoftPerfect WiFi Guard version 1.0.1

What is SoftPerfect WiFi Guard?  (from Softperfect Research)

SoftPerfect WiFi Guard is an essential tool for everyone running a small WiFi network and striving to keep it secure. Generally, modern WiFi networks are well protected, but there is a number of weaknesses that can compromise your WiFi password; this includes vulnerabilities in encryption and brute force attacks. As ...  Read more


SoftPerfect WiFi Guard version 1.0.1 is a software program developed by Softperfect Research. 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 WiFiGuard.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 3.71 MB (3,887,172 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 90% of users of SoftPerfect WiFi Guard come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.softperfect.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SoftPerfect WiFi Guard\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SoftPerfect WiFi Guard\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SoftPerfect WiFi Guard version 1.0.1

Program executable:WiFiGuard.exe
Name:SoftPerfect WiFi Guard
WiFi Guard
Path:C:\Program Files\SoftPerfect WiFi Guard\WiFiGuard.exe
Additional files:
  • WiFiGuard.exe - SoftPerfect WiFi Guard (WiFi Guard)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • wifiguard_1.0.1_windows_setup.exe
  • wifiguard_windows_setup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WiFiGuard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{02B5BCC9-60DD-4BD8-B57B-36F620D0E93A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WiFiGuard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WiFi Guard' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SoftPerfect WiFi Guard\WiFiGuard.exe" /hide.

How do I remove SoftPerfect WiFi Guard?

You can uninstall SoftPerfect WiFi Guard 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 SoftPerfect WiFi Guard version 1.0.1, 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 SoftPerfect WiFi Guard.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.60%
Windows Vista 11.67%
Windows XP 9.02%
Windows 10 3.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.09%
Windows 7 Professional 10.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.08%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.74%
  Canada 2.61%
  United Kingdom 1.14%
  Belgium 0.98%
  Japan 0.98%
  Mexico 0.49%
  Indonesia 0.49%
  France 0.33%
  Netherlands 0.33%
  Germany 0.33%
  Italy 0.33%
  UA 0.16%
  Ecuador 0.16%
  Switzerland 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.48%
Dell 28.76%
Acer 13.73%
Toshiba 6.01%
ASUS 1.72%
Intel 1.72%
American Megatrends 1.29%
Samsung 1.29%
Apple 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.40%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.04%
Dell Inspiron 537s 2.04%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.04%
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H 2.04%

About (from Softperfect Research)

SoftPerfect Research is a small software development team located in Brisbane, Australia.
Publisher URL: www.softperfect.com


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