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xStack Advanced Features for Windows


xStack Advanced Features for Windows is a software program developed by D-Link. 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 setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 10.04 MB (10,527,338 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 8. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\Advanced Features for Windows\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{CCA3719D-74F6-4C3D-8AFA-E9510237B71E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.04 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by xStack Advanced Features for Windows

  • AFW_Resources.dll - xStack Storage (Personality Resource for Advanced Features for Windows)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • AFWVds.exe (by AFW Networks) - AFWVdsPrv Module
  • cli2.exe
  • pegclient.dll
  • pegcliutils.dll
  • pegcommon.dll
  • pegexportserver.dll
  • peggetoopt.dll
  • peglistener.dll
  • pegslp_client.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AFWVds.exe runs as a service named 'AFWVds' (AFWVds) "Advanced Features for Windows VDS Provider".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • cli2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\Advanced Features for Windows\cli2.exe'.

How do I remove xStack Advanced Features for Windows?

Quickly and completely remove xStack Advanced Features for Windows from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall xStack Advanced Features for Windows 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program xStack Advanced Features for Windows, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 xStack Advanced Features for Windows.

Win XP 50%
Win 8 50%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 8 Pro 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

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

About D-Link

D-Link is a network adapter vendor and a designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking solutions.
Publisher URL: www.dlink.com


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