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Should I remove Cisco Systems VPN Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,762
United States Rank #3,437
Reach 0.1688%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.82 days
643.75 days >
Average installed length: 338.24 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.0.7 100.00%

Other programs by Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems VPN Client 5.0.07.0440

What is Cisco Systems VPN Client?

Cisco® VPN Client software enables customers to establish secure, end-to-end encrypted tunnels to any Cisco Easy VPN server. Automatically distributes updated versions of the Cisco VPN Client to remote users. Eliminates the manual configuration previously required to set Internet Explorer browser proxy settings for Web browsing.

About  (from Cisco Systems)

Establish encrypted VPN tunnels with the Cisco VPN Client for highly secure remote connectivity for your mobile employees or teleworkers. Simple to deploy and use, our IPSecurity (IPsec) -based VPN client is compatible with all Cisco VPN products.

Overview

Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 primary executable is named cvpnd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 9.77 MB (10,241,850 bytes). The installed file autoupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5FDC06BF-3D3D-4367-8FFB-4FAFCB61972D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.77 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco Systems VPN Client 5.0.07.0440

Program executable:cvpnd.exe
Name:Cisco Systems VPN Client
Signed by:Cisco Systems
Path:C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
MD5:98c413e1a2fb6e5a4c101c25b3d0b275
Additional files:
  • ipsecdialer.exe - Cisco Systems VPN Client
  • SetMTU.exe - Set MTU
  • VAInstaller.exe - Cisco Systems Virtual Adapter Installer
  • vpngui.exe
  • autoinstall.exe
  • autoinstallgui.exe
  • autoupdate.exe
  • InstHelper.dll
  • ipseclog.exe
  • MsiHelper.exe
  • ppptool.exe
  • vpnclient.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ipsecdialer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7672D53C-3314-487D-AE54-32B1CDF232A2}' (runs on registration).
  • vpngui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF6527DA-FE30-4B51-ABC8-1A4BC8722826}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • cvpnd.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco Systems I.T. VPN Service' (CVPND).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vpngui.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\VPNGUI.exC:*:enableC:Cisco x86'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

cvpnd.exe
Memory:3.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005990161%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00022671%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00037231%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:4
70 average
vpngui.exe
Memory:5.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0008277208%
Kernel CPU:0.00058409%
User CPU:0.00024363%
Switches/sec:29

How do I remove Cisco Systems VPN Client?

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  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 Systems VPN Client 5.0.07.0440, 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 Systems VPN Client.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.21%
Windows 8 26.20%
Windows Vista 0.34%
Windows XP 0.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.70%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.44%
Windows 8.1 6.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.73%
  Germany 8.03%
  United Kingdom 4.05%
  Belgium 3.07%
  Italy 3.00%
  Netherlands 2.58%
  Canada 2.34%
  Australia 1.71%
  India 1.54%
  Brazil 1.36%
  France 1.26%
  Czech Republic 1.08%
  Mexico 0.98%
  Spain 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.46%
Hewlett-Packard 30.21%
ASUS 7.99%
Lenovo 7.87%
Acer 6.74%
Samsung 4.18%
GIGABYTE 3.06%
Toshiba 2.50%
Intel 1.44%
Apple 0.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.81%
Dell Latitude E6430 3.90%
HP EliteBook 8470p 3.64%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.99%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.73%

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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