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Should I remove Verizon FiOS Connection Wizard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,934
United States Rank #29,048
Reach 0.0014%


3.16 17.86%
3.15 14.29%
3.14 7.14%
3.13 3.57%
3.12 10.71%
3.11 10.71%
3.07 7.14%
3.06 10.71%
3.04 7.14%
3.02 3.57%
2.0 3.57%
1.5 3.57%

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Verizon FiOS Connection Wizard


Verizon FiOS Connection Wizard is a program developed by Verizon. The most used version is 3.16, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 installer includes 21 files and is usually about 874 KB (894,976 bytes). cw_update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\verizon\fios\images
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{493CCEF3-B98C-4979-92F4-F848C365A82B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 874 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Verizon FiOS Connection Wizard

  • cw_update.exe
  • crc32sum.exe
  • custwizard.exe
  • cw_uninstallmsi.exe
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • myicons.dll
  • setupsnk.exe (by Microsoft) - Launch Wireless Network Setup Wizard Program
  • cwrouters.exe
  • cwsetenv.exe - CWSetEnv
  • setenv.exe - SetEnv Application
  • captdll.dll
  • printmg.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • cw_update.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BCD1B7F9-DF06-49FD-9303-73D64B63710B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Verizon FiOS Connection Wizard?

You can uninstall Verizon FiOS Connection Wizard 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 Verizon FiOS Connection Wizard, 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 Verizon FiOS Connection Wizard.

Win Vista (SP2) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 4%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 75.00%
Windows 7 14.29%
Windows XP 10.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 71.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.71%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.74%
Hewlett-Packard 18.52%
Gateway 14.81%
Toshiba 7.41%
Sony 3.70%
MSI 3.70%
Acer 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
American Megatrends 3.70%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 530s 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 518 8.33%
HP-Pavilion GN561AA-ABA a... 4.17%
Gateway MP8709 ... 4.17%
Compaq-Presario KJ383AA-A... 4.17%

Publisher URL: www.verizon.com


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