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Program info

Estimated safety rating


cmw_srv.exe may be a dangerous program, according to an automatic analysis of the program's operation. It triggers too many of the "possible danger" flags detailed bellow. It is not yet known if cmw_srv.exe is malware or a legit program that doesn't cause harm the computer. Please be careful with this program.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\bin\cmw_srv.exe

Usually, this program is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Hotspot Shield\bin\cmw_srv.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 77ed10c64f9de2bf3f4f0b92541422f6.

Is running as a service


This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.

Accepts incoming connections


cmw_srv.exe appears to act as a internet server. This means other computers can connect to it. This is sometimes ok, but in some situations it can facilitate a security breach. We recommend evaluating this carefully.

Accesses the internet


This executable uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This application runs in 32-bit mode. It does not use the full set of features of current PC chips. This is quite normal because the publishers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Hotspot Shield 3.42

The description stored in the file is Hotspot Shield 3.42.

File version

 3, 42, 0, 25030

File version stored as a property 3, 42, 0, 25030.


 AnchorFree Inc.

Publisher AnchorFree Inc..


 Copyright (C)

Intellectual property rights notice Copyright (C) .

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous functions of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


The digital signature is missing from this program. The maker did not bother to sign it. This is probably bad.

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.