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5% remove it95% keep it
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Global Rank #27,930
United States Rank #31,390
Reach 0.0057%


5.6.2808 88.18%
5.5.2710 5.45%
5.5.2637 0.91%
5.5.2577 0.91%
5.5.2307 4.55%

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Sygate Personal Firewall

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Sygate Personal Firewall is a software program developed by Sygate Technologies. The most common release is 5.6.2808, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 5.39 MB (5,650,944 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 10. While about 33% of users of Sygate Personal Firewall come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sygate.com
Help link: www.sygate.com/support/support_switch.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sygate\spf
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F34D9A5F-484A-4E31-A9D3-908CB265B289}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sygate Personal Firewall

  • smc.exe - Sygate(R) Security Agent und Personal Firewall (Sygate Agent Firewall)
  • pssensor.dll - Sygate PortScan Sensor (PortScan Sensor)
  • idstrafficpipe.dll - Sygate IdsTrafficPipe (IdsTrafficPiped)
  • teefer.sys - Sygate Teefer Driver (Teefer Driver)
  • trident.dll - Sygate TridentEngine (TridentEngine)
  • dataman.dll - Sygate Data Manager (Data Manager)
  • sylog.dll - Sygate Log System
  • netport.dll - Sygate Netport (Netport)
  • sylink.dll - Sygate SyLink (SyLink DLL)
  • wpsman.dll - Sygate wpsman (wpsman)
  • spnet.dll - Sygate SpNet (SpNet)
  • tfman.dll - Sygate TFMAN (tfman)
  • wgman.dll - Sygate WSMAN (wgman)
  • tse.dll - Sygate TSE (tse)
  • wpsdrvnt.sys - wpsdrvnt
  • wsman.dll - WSMAN (wsman)
  • sssensor.dll - Sygate ScreenSaver Sensor (ScreenSaver Sensor)
  • wg3n.sys - SyberGen WGXN (wgxn)
  • wg4n.sys
  • wg5n.sys
  • wg6n.sys
  • sshelper.dll - Sygate SSHelper (SSHelper)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • smc.exe runs as a service named 'Sygate Personal Firewall' (SmcService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • smc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmcService' which loads as C:\Program Files1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui.

How do I remove Sygate Personal Firewall?

Quickly and completely remove Sygate Personal Firewall from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sygate Personal Firewall 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 Sygate Personal Firewall, 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 Sygate Personal Firewall.

Win XP 62%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 69.09%
Windows 7 16.36%
Windows 10 12.73%
Windows Vista 1.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 67.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.55%
Windows 10 Home 3.77%
Windows 8.1 2.83%
Windows 8 1.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.79%
  Germany 9.84%
  Italy 8.20%
  France 7.38%
  Finland 6.56%
  United Kingdom 5.74%
  Netherlands 4.10%
  Canada 4.10%
  DZ 2.46%
  Australia 1.64%
  Poland 1.64%
  Hungary 1.64%
  Slovenia 0.82%
  South Africa 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.56%
Dell 23.44%
Sahara 15.63%
Acer 9.38%
American Megatrends 9.38%
Intel 4.69%
Lenovo 3.13%
ASUS 3.13%
Sony 1.56%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 3.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.57%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.38%
Acer AOA150 2.38%

About Sygate Technologies

Sygate (aquired by Symantec) was an endpoint security software company whose main products were efirewalls, automated enterprise network discovery, network security enforcement, and security monitoring software.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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