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24% remove it76% keep it
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WiFi Guardian

What is WiFi Guardian?  (from AVSoftware)

Surf securely through WiFi Hotspots or regular connections and protect your privacy by encrypting your Internet traffic. Your personal information, bank accounts, credit card numbers, passwords are now protected.WiFi Guardian will also change your IP address and will conceal your web activities. Even your Internet Serv...  Read more


WiFi Guardian is a program developed by AVSoftware. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is wifi guardian 2009.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 7.05 MB (7,395,170 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 76% of users of WiFi Guardian come from the United States, it is also popular in MA and Lebanon.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hotspotguardian.com
Help link: www.hotspotguardian.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WiFi Guardian
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\{C83392DE-FDF5-4155-B308-6CC394F9970B}\wifi guardian 2009.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 7.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WiFi Guardian

Program executable:wifi guardian 2009.exe
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\{c83392de-fdf5-4155-b308-6cc394f9970b}\wifi guardian 2009.exe
Additional files:
  • WiFiGuardian.exe - WiFi Guardian
  • AVLib.dll - AVProxy.dll
  • AVLib64.dll
  • AVReg.exe - RegisterLSP
  • AVReg64.exe
  • AVLib.EXE
  • SpOrder.dll (by Microsoft) - WinSock2 reorder service providers
  • VistaInfo32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AVLib.EXE runs as a service named 'AVRedirector' (AVRedirector).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WiFiGuardian.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WiFi Guardian' and executes as "C:\Program Files\WiFi Guardian\WiFiGuardian.exe" /startup.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001756779%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009695%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007873%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,281,588
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.84 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove WiFi Guardian?

You can uninstall WiFi Guardian 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 WiFi Guardian, 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 WiFi Guardian.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP2) 13%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 10 25.00%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Starter 12.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 10 Home 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  MA 11.76%
  Lebanon 5.88%
  United Arab Emirates 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Toshiba 14.29%
Sony 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
Sony VGN-NW240F 14.29%
LENOVO 10181 14.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 14.29%
HP G70 Notebook PC 14.29%
Dell Inspiron 1720 14.29%


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