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Should I remove Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,275
United States Rank #959
Reach 0.5487%

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85 versions

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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

What is Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client?  (from Cisco Systems)

Make the VPN experience easier and more secure with the enhanced remote access technology of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. This software builds on prior Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client offerings to improve the always-on VPN experience across more laptop and smartphone-based mobile devices, including laptops usin...  Read more

Overview

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is a software program developed by Cisco Systems. The most common release is 3.1.10010, with over 29% 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. 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 vpnui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 7.57 MB (7,934,703 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 62% of users of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com
Help link: www.cisco.com/TAC
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cisco\cisco anyconnect secure mobility client
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\Uninstall.exe -remove
Estimated size: 7.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

Program executable:vpnui.exe
Name:Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
Cisco AnyConnect User Interface
Signed by:Cisco Systems
Path:C:\Program Files\cisco\cisco anyconnect secure mobility client\vpnui.exe
MD5:be66b72c5206b78c353e7ca765c7456d
Additional files:
  • ac_sock_fltr_api.dll - Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (Cisco AnyConnect Kernel Driver Framework Socket Layer Configuration Library)
  • acsock64.sys - Cisco AnyConnect Kernel Driver Framework Socket Layer Interceptor
  • InstallHelper.exe - AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Install Helper
  • InstallHelper64.exe
  • ManifestTool.exe - Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client ManifestTool
  • Uninstall.exe - Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Setup Application
  • VACon.exe - AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Virtual Adapter Installer
  • VACon64.exe
  • vpnagent.exe - VPN Agent Service
  • vpnagentutilities.dll - AgentUtilities
  • vpnapi.dll - AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client VPN API
  • vpncli.exe - VPN Client Command Line Interface
  • vpncommon.dll - Common
  • vpncommoncrypt.dll - CommonCrypt
  • vpndownloader.exe - Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Downloader
  • vpnva64.sys - Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows
  • vpnva64-6.sys
  • acruntime.dll - Cisco AnyConnect Runtime Framework
  • acciscocrypto.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • acciscossl.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • vpnui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6B1C53A-557E-4AAF-9BD5-2BD15DC389C2}' (runs on registration).
  • vpndownloader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7D65395E-3935-4C7A-90C5-CDADA66AB45D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • vpnui.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Agent for Windows.
Service
  • vpnagent.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Agent' (vpnagent) "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Agent for Windows".
Startup File (User Run)
  • vpnui.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Cisco AnyConnect User Interface' and executes as C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\vpnui.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • vpnui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Agent for Windows' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\vpnui.exe" -minimized.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vpnui.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\vpnui.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

vpnagent.exe
Memory:5.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009718095%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026349%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00070832%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client?

Quickly and completely remove Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility 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 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility 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 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility 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 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.16%
Windows 10 42.83%
Windows XP 1.69%
Windows Vista 1.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 20.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.69%
Windows 10 Home 10.91%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.52%
Windows 8.1 9.08%
Windows 10 Pro 6.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.44%
  Germany 7.21%
  Canada 2.65%
  United Kingdom 2.14%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  Switzerland 1.70%
  France 1.64%
  India 1.43%
  Australia 1.25%
  Norway 1.25%
  Italy 1.21%
  DK 1.13%
  Belgium 1.10%
  Iran 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.07%
Hewlett-Packard 25.62%
ASUS 10.24%
Lenovo 9.26%
Acer 8.57%
Samsung 3.14%
Toshiba 3.09%
GIGABYTE 2.33%
Intel 1.04%
MSI 0.92%
Apple 0.73%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6430 3.99%
ASUS All Series 3.60%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.52%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.42%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.27%

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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