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Should I remove Wi-Fi Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,672
United States Rank #9,223
Reach 0.0124%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 149.04 days
940.57 days >
Average installed length: 494.20 days


2.30.0405.0095 4.90%
2.20.0229.0817 88.57%
2.00.0128.0508 6.53%

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Wi-Fi Connect


Wi-Fi Connect is a program developed by Verizon. The most used version is 2.20.0229.0817, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 11 files and is usually about 1.75 MB (1,839,225 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 99% of users of Wi-Fi Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Wi-Fi Connect\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B4C95F28-A6B0-4F27-8B65-D159225B87F6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Wi-Fi Connect

  • BoingoLiteConnector.dll - Wi-Fi Connect (BoingoLiteConnector)
  • BusinessLayer.dll - BusinessLayer
  • CustomAdvanced.dll
  • DataLayer.dll - DataLayer
  • LD_Search.exe - LD_Search
  • Logger.dll - Logger
  • ServicesLayer.dll - ServicesLayer
  • TestWiFiConnect2.exe - TestWiFiConnect2
  • WiFiConnect.exe - WiFiConnect
  • XmlProcessor.dll - XmlProcessor
  • BoingoLiteInterop.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'BoingoSdkLiteLib'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WiFiConnect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{28FBA843-6F39-4096-A7BF-AF37892DC26A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WiFiConnect.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WiFiConnect' and executes as C:\Program Files\Wi-Fi Connect\WiFiConnect.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000228046%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001524%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000757%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:136,094
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:20 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Wi-Fi Connect?

You can uninstall Wi-Fi Connect 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 Wi-Fi Connect, 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 Wi-Fi Connect.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.39%
Windows Vista 17.55%
Windows 10 7.35%
Windows XP 5.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.70%
Windows 7 Professional 10.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.79%
Windows 10 Home 5.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.82%
  Singapore 0.24%
  South Africa 0.24%
  Thailand 0.24%
  Dominican Republic 0.24%
  Israel 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.98%
Dell 34.90%
Acer 12.50%
Toshiba 6.25%
ASUS 3.13%
Samsung 2.08%
Lenovo 1.56%
Sahara 1.56%
Gateway 0.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.80%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.16%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.53%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.53%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.53%

Publisher URL: www.verizon.com


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