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Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3

What is Cisco Packet Tracer?  (from Cisco Systems)

Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program that allows students to experiment with network behavior and ask “what if” questions. As an integral part of the Networking Academy comprehensive learning experience, Packet Tracer provides simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and collaboration c...  Read more


Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3 is a program developed by Cisco Systems. 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 software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 155.2 KB (158,925 bytes). PTUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 15% of users of Cisco Packet Tracer come from the United States, it is also popular in MA and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/PacketTracer.html
Help link: cisco.netacad.net
Installation folder: C:\Misc\soft\Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Misc\soft\Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 155.2 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3

  • linguist.exe
  • meta.exe
  • PacketTracer5.exe
  • PTUpdater.exe
  • unzip.exe
  • upnp.exe
  • upnpc.exe
  • zip.exe
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft)
  • msvcr90.dll (by Microsoft)
  • qgif4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qjpeg4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt3Support4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • qtaccessiblewidgets4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtAssistantClient4.dll - QtAssistantClient
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtScript4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtSql4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtWebKit4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtXml4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PacketTracer5.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3\bin\PacketTracer5.exe'.

How do I remove Cisco Packet Tracer?

Quickly and completely remove Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3 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 Packet Tracer 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 Packet Tracer 5.3, 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 Packet Tracer.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.73%
Windows 8 10.04%
Windows XP 6.43%
Windows Vista 0.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 38.96%
Windows 7 Professional 18.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.43%
Windows 8 Pro 4.42%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.32%
  MA 12.90%
  Iran 10.08%
  Brazil 9.27%
  Indonesia 2.82%
  Saudi Arabia 2.82%
  China 2.42%
  India 2.42%
  Mexico 2.42%
  TN 2.42%
  United Arab Emirates 1.61%
  Australia 1.61%
  Spain 1.61%
  France 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 16.02%
Acer 15.58%
Lenovo 9.09%
ASUS 7.36%
Toshiba 7.36%
Samsung 4.33%
Sony 3.46%
Intel 1.73%
American Megatrends 1.30%
Sahara 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.11%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.74%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.83%
HP Compaq dc7900 Converti... 1.37%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 1.37%
HP 630 Notebook PC 1.37%

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Publisher URL: www.cisco.com


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