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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,047
United States Rank #14,327
Reach 0.0085%


4.1.04011 0.84%
4.0.00051 0.84%
3.1.10010 0.84%
3.1.08009 0.84%
3.1.06079 1.68%
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3.1.05187 2.52%
3.1.05182 5.04%
3.1.05178 1.68%
3.1.05170 1.68%
3.1.05160 5.88%
3.1.05152 11.76%
3.1.04072 12.61%
3.1.04063 5.04%
3.1.04059 0.84%
3.1.03103 3.36%
3.1.02040 2.52%
3.1.02026 3.36%
3.1.01065 9.24%
3.1.00495 3.36%
3.0.11042 0.84%
3.0.10057 0.84%
3.0.10055 0.84%
3.0.08057 6.72%
3.0.07059 0.84%
3.0.5080 2.52%
3.0.4235 2.52%
3.0.3054 1.68%
3.0.3050 0.84%
3.0.2052 7.56%

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Cisco AnyConnect Posture Module

What is Cisco AnyConnect Posture Module?  (from Cisco Systems)

he AnyConnect Posture Module can be deployed by the ASA to the endpoint, or it can be installed on the endpoint using a pre-deployment kit before the endpoint makes its initial connection to the ASA. The posture module contains the Host Scan package, prelogin assessment, keystroke logger detection, host emulation dete...  Read more


Cisco AnyConnect Posture Module is a program developed by Cisco Systems. The most used version is 3.1.04072, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 installer includes 62 files and is usually about 21.03 MB (22,054,643 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 79% of users of Cisco AnyConnect Posture Module come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com
Help link: www.cisco.com/TAC
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco HostScan\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{498A9499-F756-4560-9151-E14E292FC1C0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.03 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco AnyConnect Posture Module

  • ciscod.exe - Cisco AnyConnect Posture (ciscod Service)
  • cscan.exe - Cisco Scanner
  • libdesktop.dll - libdesktop Dynamic Link Library
  • libhostscan.dll - libhostscan Dynamic Link Library
  • libinspector.dll - libinspector Dynamic Link Library
  • csd.exe - Cisco Secure Desktop (Cisco Secure Desktop - Hostscan Launch Utility)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ciscod.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco Security Service' (ciscod.exe) "Cisco Secure Operations.".

How do I remove Cisco AnyConnect Posture Module?

Quickly and completely remove Cisco AnyConnect Posture Module from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Cisco AnyConnect Posture Module 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 Cisco AnyConnect Posture Module, 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 Cisco AnyConnect Posture Module.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 8.1 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.11%
Windows 8 21.01%
Windows XP 2.52%
Windows Vista 2.52%
Windows 8.1 0.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.61%
Windows 7 Enterprise 29.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.40%
Windows 8.1 7.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.74%
  Singapore 1.72%
  United Kingdom 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  IS 1.15%
  Mexico 1.15%
  Germany 1.15%
  France 1.15%
  Italy 1.15%
  Spain 1.15%
  Israel 1.15%
  India 0.57%
  DK 0.57%
  Russia 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 48.48%
Lenovo 25.25%
Hewlett-Packard 16.16%
Intel 3.03%
ASUS 2.02%
Sony 1.01%
Toshiba 1.01%
Samsung 1.01%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6410 3.60%
Dell Latitude E7240 3.60%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.70%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.70%
Dell Dell Precision M3800 1.80%
HP EliteBook Folio 9480m 1.80%

About Cisco Systems

Cisco designs, manufactures, & sells networking equipment whose portfolio of products & services is focused on market segments, Enterprise & Service Provider, Small Business & the Home.
Publisher URL: www.cisco.com


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