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USB Network Gate 5.1 5.1.197

What is USB Network Gate?  (from ELTIMA Software)

USB Network Gate easily connects one or more remote USB devices to your computer over Ethernet (Internet/LAN/WAN) as if the device was plugged into your own machine. Doesn't matter if you are in other country or in next door office, you can always use remote scanner, printer, webcam, modem, USB dongle or anything else ...  Read more


USB Network Gate 5.1 5.1.197 is a software program developed by ELTIMA Software. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named usbconfig.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 13.26 MB (13,909,135 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdate.dll 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 52% of users of USB Network Gate come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.eltima.com/products/usb-over-ethernet
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\USB Network Gate\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\USB Network Gate\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by USB Network Gate 5.1 5.1.197

Program executable:usbconfig.exe
Name:USB Network Gate
Path:C:\Program Files\eltima software\usb network gate\usbconfig.exe
Additional files:
  • AutoUpdate.dll - AutoUpdate Library
  • UsbService.exe - USB Network Gate
  • UsbService64.exe
  • auth.dll
  • auth64.dll
  • crypt.dll
  • crypt64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • usb4rdp32.dll
  • usb4rdp64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • UsbService.exe runs as a service named 'Eltima USB Network Gate' (UsbService).
  • UsbService64.exe runs as a service named 'Eltima USB Network Gate' (UsbService).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UsbService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\USB Network Gate\UsbService.exe'.
  • UsbConfig.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Eltima Software\USB Network Gate\UsbConfig.exe'.

How do I remove USB Network Gate?

You can uninstall USB Network Gate 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 USB Network Gate 5.1 (Build 5.1.197), 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 USB Network Gate.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.96%
Windows 10 22.22%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.81%
Windows 7 Professional 14.81%
Windows 8 Pro 14.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.61%
  United Kingdom 9.68%
  Iran 6.45%
  Brazil 3.23%
  Finland 3.23%
  France 3.23%
  Hong Kong 3.23%
  Ireland 3.23%
  India 3.23%
  Lithuania 3.23%
  Netherlands 3.23%
  Saudi Arabia 3.23%
  YE 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.18%
ASUS 13.64%
Acer 13.64%
Hewlett-Packard 13.64%
American Megatrends 9.09%
Sony 4.55%
Samsung 4.55%
Lenovo 4.55%
Intel 4.55%
Apple 4.55%
Common models
Sony VGN-SZ2XP_C 5.00%
MSI MS-7592 5.00%
LENOVO 1141A24 5.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
HP Compaq dc7800p Ultra-s... 5.00%

Publisher URL: www.eltima.com


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