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Should I remove Verizon WiFi Activation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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United States Rank #22,332
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Verizon WiFi Activation


Verizon WiFi Activation is a program developed by Verizon. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 4 files and is usually about 836.49 KB (856,570 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.verizon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Verizon\WIFI\
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\WIFI\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 836.49 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Verizon WiFi Activation

  • restartWIFI.exe - Verizon WiFi Controls LaunchPad (Verizon WiFi Controls LaunchPad Setup)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WIFI.exe (by SupportSoft) - SupportSoft Container
  • wificfg.exe (by SupportSoft) - SupportSoft, Inc. wificfg (wificfg)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WIFI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{930913C9-8E85-4496-8A19-BF83FDB6E985}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WIFI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAccess AutoStart' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Verizon\FIOS\SmartAccess\FIOS.exe" /filC:///C:/Program Files/Verizon/FiOS/sscommon/common/snapins/shell/ss_shell.htm "".

How do I remove Verizon WiFi Activation?

You can uninstall Verizon WiFi Activation 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 WiFi Activation, 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 WiFi Activation.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.58%
Windows Vista 18.75%
Windows 10 8.33%
Windows XP 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 10 Home 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 2.08%

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 37.78%
Hewlett-Packard 31.11%
Acer 13.33%
Toshiba 8.89%
American Megatrends 4.44%
ASUS 2.22%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 518 4.35%
eMachines eMachines E725 4.35%
HP-Pavilion NY552AA-ABA e... 4.35%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.35%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.35%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.17%

Publisher URL: www.verizon.com


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