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Should I remove CSCO_VPNClient5_03?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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CSCO_VPNClient5_03 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. 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 software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 10 MB (10,485,739 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of CSCO_VPNClient5_03 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

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: 10 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CSCO_VPNClient5_03

  • cvpnd.exe - Cisco Systems VPN Client
  • ipsecdialer.exe
  • SetMTU.exe - Set MTU
  • vpngui.exe
  • qt-mt335.dll (by Trolltech AS) - Qt
  • cisco_cert_mgr.exe
  • ipseclog.exe
  • Map-Network-Drives.vbs
  • ppptool.exe
  • VAInst64.exe
  • vpnapi.dll
  • 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 '{CEFBC639-9474-4C39-94CF-3325892C22F7}' (runs on registration).
  • cvpnd.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco Systems, Inc. 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

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
70 average
Memory:5.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0008277208%
Kernel CPU:0.00058409%
User CPU:0.00024363%

How do I remove CSCO_VPNClient5_03?

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Or, you can uninstall CSCO_VPNClient5_03 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 CSCO_VPNClient5_03, 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 CSCO_VPNClient5_03.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 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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