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Cisco Secure Desktop

What is Cisco Secure Desktop?  (from Cisco Systems)

Cisco Secure Desktop seeks to minimize the risks posed by the use of remote devices in order to establish a Cisco clientless SSL VPN or AnyConnect Client session.


Cisco Secure Desktop is a program developed by Cisco Systems. 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 main program executable is main.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 3.22 MB (3,379,201 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 81% of users of Cisco Secure Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Greece and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com
Help link: www.cisco.com/TAC
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cisco\cisco secure desktop
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco Secure Desktop\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco Secure Desktop

Program executable:main.exe
Name:Secure Desktop
Path:C:\Program Files\cisco\cisco secure desktop\main.exe
Additional files:
  • CiscoSD.dll - Secure Desktop (CiscoSD)
  • Common.dll - Cisco Secure Desktop Common Library
  • CommonMFC.dll
  • CscoCSD.dll - Cisco Secure Desktop System Library
  • Desktop.dll - Desktop
  • Detect.exe - Detect
  • DetectDLL.dll - DetectDLL
  • Disk.dll - Disk
  • Fakeplorer.exe - Fakeplorer
  • HostIntegrity.dll - Host Integrity
  • InstallerExe.exe - InstallerExe
  • InstallerExeResource.dll - InstallerExe Resource
  • MainResource.dll - Main Resource
  • RunDLL32MFC.exe - RunDLL32MFC
  • sdesktop.exe
  • Storage.exe - Storage
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Storage.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco Systems Secure Desktop' (TwingoStorageService) "Enable Cisco Secure Desktop".

How do I remove Cisco Secure Desktop?

Quickly and completely remove Cisco Secure Desktop 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 Secure Desktop 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 Secure Desktop, 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 Secure Desktop.

Win XP 43%
Win 7 (SP1) 14%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 42.86%
Windows Vista 42.86%
Windows 7 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 42.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 42.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.25%
  Greece 6.25%
  Italy 6.25%
  Japan 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 83.33%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 16.67%
Dell Inspiron N4010 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 545 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 518 16.67%
Dell Dell DXP051 16.67%
Acer Aspire 5630 16.67%

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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