Speedify is not running

If the Speedify user interface shows the message "Speedify is not running", this means that the Speedify UI is not able to communicate with the Speedify background / daemon process. This problem can occur for a few different reasons:

  1. The Speedify background process did not start or is crashing
  2. Something is blocking the communication between the UI and background process
Windows
  • Windows Server only: If you are running Speedify on Windows Server, you need to install the Wireless LAN feature in order for Speedify to run.
  • Open the Windows task manager and go to the Services tab. Check that the Speedify Service is enabled and running. If it is not running, right click and choose Start Service
  • Check the list of all running processes for speedify.exe (this is the background process). On Windows 7, make sure to check "Show processes from all users". If the speedify.exe process is not present, then it might be crashing. From the Speedify UI, go to the Account / Help menu and click Generate Logs. This will create a zip file on your desktop that you can send to support@speedify.com for more assistance.
  • Check any third party antivirus, firewall, or security software to make sure it is not blocking Speedify. 
    • Adaware is one program known to cause a conflict. Even shutting off all settings and components within the Adaware settings will not allow Speedify to work. The Adaware Service process needs to be stopped to allow communication. To fix this problem, modify Adaware with the following steps. Please note: Adaware Web Protection will be unavailable after renaming the dll, but it will allow Speedify to function correctly.
    1. Stop Ad-Aware service.
    2. Go to c:\Windows\System32\.
    3. Find httproxy.dll file and rename it.
    4. Restart Adaware service.
OSX
  • Try closing the Speedify application from the Speedify notification icon on the top menu bar. Click and choose Quit. Try opening the Speedify app again. If you continue to see problems, go to the Account / Help menu in the Speedify UI and click Generate Logs. This will create a zip file on your desktop that you can send to support@speedify.com for more assistance.
  • Check any third party antivirus, firewall, or security software to make sure it is not blocking Speedify

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