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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,700
United States Rank #14,122
Reach 0.0903%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.91 days
85.98 days >
Average installed length: 45.18 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.00.9387 37.30%
1.01.9380 6.43%
1.01.9379 2.89%
1.00.9377 6.11%
1.00.9376 1.93%
1.00.9371 3.54%
1.00.9367 2.57%
1.00.9091 16.08%
1.00.9079 4.82%
1.00.9078 2.57%
1.00.9074 1.61%
1.00.9069 0.32%
1.00.9053 0.64%
1.00.9051 0.32%
1.00.9045 1.93%
1.00.9043 0.64%
1.00.9038 1.93%
1.00.9037 0.32%
1.00.9035 1.61%
1.00.9033 0.96%
1.00.9030 1.29%
1.00.9029 2.57%
1.00.9027 0.32%
1.00.9026 0.32%
1.00.9024 0.96%

SoftEther VPN Client

What is SoftEther VPN Client?  (from SoftEther Project)

SoftEther VPN ("SoftEther" means "Software Ethernet") is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software. SoftEther VPN is an optimum alternative to OpenVPN and Microsoft's VPN servers. SoftEther VPN has a clone-function of OpenVPN Server. You can integrate from OpenVPN to SoftEther VPN sm...  Read more

Overview

SoftEther VPN Client is a software program developed by SoftEther Project. The most common release is 2.00.9387, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. 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 11 files and is usually about 76.45 MB (80,168,551 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 18% of users of SoftEther VPN Client come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: selinks.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\softether vpn client
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpnsetup.exe"
Estimated size: 76.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SoftEther VPN Client

  • vpnclient.exe - SoftEther VPN
  • vpnclient_x64.exe
  • vpncmd.exe
  • vpncmd_x64.exe
  • vpncmgr.exe
  • vpncmgr_x64.exe
  • vpninstall.exe
  • vpnsetup.exe
  • VpnGatePlugin_x64.dll (by University of Tsukuba) - VPN Gate Software (VPN Gate Plug-in DLL for SoftEther VPN)
  • VpnGatePlugin_x86.dll (by University of Tsukuba)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • vpnclient.exe runs as a service named 'SoftEther VPN Client' (SEVPNCLIENT) "This manages the Virtual Network Adapter device driver and connection service for the SoftEther VPN Client. When this service is stopped, it will not be possible to use SoftEther VPN Client on this computer to connect to a SoftEther VPN Server.".
  • vpnclient_x64.exe runs as a service named 'SoftEther VPN Client' (SEVPNCLIENT) "This manages the Virtual Network Adapter device driver and connection service for the SoftEther VPN Client. When this service is stopped, it will not be possible to use SoftEther VPN Client on this computer to connect to a SoftEther VPN Server.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • vpnclient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SoftEther VPN Client UI Helper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpnclient.exe" /uihelp.
  • vpnclient_x64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SoftEther VPN Client UI Helper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpnclient_x64.exe" /uihelp.
6 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • vpncmgr_x64.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpncmgr_x64.exe'.
  • vpncmgr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpncmgr.exe'.
  • vpncmd_x64.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpncmd_x64.exe'.
  • vpncmd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpncmd.exe'.
  • vpnclient_x64.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpnclient_x64.exe'.
  • vpnclient.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpnclient.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

vpnclient_x64.exe
Memory:37.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013012627%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00055388%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00074738%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,558,762
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:394
70 average
I/O reads/min:9.01 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:13.71 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove SoftEther VPN Client?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.31%
Windows 8 23.15%
Windows XP 10.61%
Windows Vista 1.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.54%
Windows 7 Professional 12.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.29%
Windows 8 Pro 6.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.99% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 17.99%
  United States 13.67%
  Taiwan 13.67%
  Iran 10.07%
  China 4.68%
  Hong Kong 3.60%
  France 3.24%
  United Kingdom 3.24%
  Australia 2.52%
  Vietnam 2.16%
  Indonesia 1.80%
  MA 1.44%
  Singapore 1.44%
  Germany 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 16.46%
Hewlett-Packard 15.19%
ASUS 15.19%
Dell 13.92%
GIGABYTE 10.97%
Lenovo 7.59%
Toshiba 4.64%
Sony 4.64%
American Megatrends 2.95%
Samsung 2.11%
Intel 1.69%
NEC 1.27%
Common models
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ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 1.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.22%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.22%
ASUSTeK K40IN 0.82%
ASUSTeK U36JC 0.82%

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