By AnchorFree Inc (Signed)

Remove openvpnas.exe


openvpnas.exe has 7 known versions, the most recent one is . It is started as a Windows Service called 'ExpatShieldService' with the name 'ExpatShieldService'. In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 388.13 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to AnchorFree Inc by the certification authority VeriSign. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 6.41 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 7.48 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 21.36 KB per minute for reads and 2.18 KB per minute for writes.

What is openvpnas.exe?

OpenVPN is an open source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol. OpenVPN can be extended with third-party plug-ins or scripts which can be called at defined entry points.

About openvpnas.exe (from AnchorFree Inc)

OpenVPN is a robust and highly flexible tunneling application that uses all of the encryption, authentication, and certification features of the OpenSSL library to securely tunnel IP networks over a s


File name:openvpnas.exe
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\hotspot shield\bin\openvpnas.exe
Issued to:AnchorFree Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, March 27, 2011
Expiration date:Sunday, April 13, 2014
Windows Service
Service name:ExpatShieldService
Display name:ExpatShieldService
Type:Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of openvpnas.exe.)
AnchorFree Inc
  61% remove
Expat Shield is a VPN program that allows users to access UK TV websites such as BBC iPlayer and ITV when outside of the UK. Expat Shield routes your IP address via a UK IP address as if you were stil...
AnchorFree Inc
  61% remove
If you are using the free Service, AnchorFree may deliver third-party Advertisements within the content of any web page accessed. Advertisements may be injected into the top of the page, inserted dire...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of openvpnas.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • ExpatShieldService
  • 'ExpatShieldService' (Expat Shield Service)
  • 'hshld' (Hotspot Shield Service)

VersionsAll file variations of openvpnas.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
27cb54c0346efd7b0536b0cb610131ae 604898fabbfa9bce3b16fa0aa85b531fa6a0fb5d 291.82 KB
bef7d9760e0b00973e0f7efce68875c1 0273c2910329f414f6691876649cc0472e842444 464.86 KB
507942b5bfdbb8efd0e03bde9f72bc86 bc772b535f7ba2791f470ed8949bf1c7f602de46 323.84 KB
6c5b729c5934e2d8ec0bd6762aae9251 9cffa0cdeb9a63489a0b8ce167789e6308ffb97a 323.84 KB
4f6ba9ff6c5145f52f0d0648e3dec39f 66045ec51f7b1b558b558b868ff37841bf9ff4ad 322.34 KB
b7cfe93627e7796624004687125a729f 88dcc250f804c8348e33d2a84c239f0a491fdb35 529.84 KB
6cd4803f3592800f2e7bef4d6c7f718e 4a5b6d8074a38ebf77c78f38c7ac03f0b4218b00 460.36 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.14%
Windows 8 Pro 6.90%
Windows 7 Professional 6.90%
Windows Vista Home Premium 6.90%
Windows XP Professional 3.45%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 17.39% of openvpnas.exe.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
MSI 23.53%
Toshiba 23.53%
Acer 17.65%
Sony 11.76%
Hewlett-Packard 11.76%
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