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Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,113
United States Rank #30,150
Reach 0.0122%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 250.03 days
872.08 days >
Average installed length: 458.21 days

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Packet Tracer 5.0

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Packet Tracer 5.0 is a software 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 setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 37.63 MB (39,459,783 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 16% of users of Packet Tracer come from MA, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: cisco.netacad.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Packet Tracer 5.0\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Packet Tracer 5.0\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 37.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Packet Tracer 5.0

  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • linguist.exe
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • PacketTracer5.exe
  • qgif4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qjpeg4.dll (by Trolltech ASA)
  • Qt3Support4.dll
  • qtaccessiblecompatwidgets4.dll
  • qtaccessiblewidgets4.dll
  • QtAssistantClient4.dll - QtAssistantClient
  • QtCore4.dll
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • unins001.exe
  • unzip.exe
  • upnp.exe
  • upnpc.exe
  • zip.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PacketTracer5.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Packet Tracer 5.0\bin\PacketTracer5.exe'.

How do I remove Packet Tracer?

Quickly and completely remove Packet Tracer 5.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall 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 Packet Tracer 5.0, 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 Packet Tracer.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.35%
Windows 8 21.51%
Windows XP 4.07%
Windows Vista 3.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.81%
Windows 7 Professional 20.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.88%
Windows 8.1 4.65%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.48% of installs come from MA
Which countries install it?
  MA 16.48%
  United States 15.93%
  France 12.09%
  India 6.04%
  DZ 4.95%
  Colombia 3.30%
  Canada 2.20%
  Vietnam 2.20%
  Argentina 1.65%
  Brazil 1.65%
  Indonesia 1.65%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Saudi Arabia 1.65%
  Switzerland 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.50%
Dell 24.41%
Acer 17.32%
ASUS 10.24%
Toshiba 5.51%
Samsung 3.94%
Intel 2.36%
Lenovo 1.57%
Compaq 1.57%
Alienware 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.75%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.75%
HP 630 Notebook PC 2.75%
ASUSTeK K53SD 1.83%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.83%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.83%

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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