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3.1.05182 9.68%
3.1.05170 6.45%
3.1.05160 9.68%
3.1.05152 19.35%
3.1.04072 9.68%
3.1.04063 3.23%
3.1.03103 9.68%
3.1.01065 12.90%
3.0.10057 3.23%
3.0.10055 3.23%
3.0.08057 3.23%
3.0.07059 6.45%
3.0.4235 3.23%

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Cisco AnyConnect Telemetry Module

What is Cisco AnyConnect Telemetry Module?  (from Cisco Systems)

The AnyConnect telemetry module for AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client sends information about the origin of malicious content to the web filtering infrastructure of the Cisco IronPort Web Security Appliance (WSA). The web filtering infrastructure uses this data to strengthen its web security scanning algorithms, improv...  Read more


Cisco AnyConnect Telemetry Module is a program developed by Cisco Systems. The most used version is 3.1.05152, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 49 files and is usually about 14.12 MB (14,803,300 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 82% of users of Cisco AnyConnect Telemetry Module come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Netherlands.

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: MsiExec.exe /X{9FBA8080-DFDB-4498-80CD-0DC58739BFA5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco AnyConnect Telemetry Module

  • ac_sock_fltr_api.dll - Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (Cisco AnyConnect Kernel Driver Framework Socket Layer Configuration Library)
  • acnamagent.exe - Cisco AnyConnect Network Access Manager (AnyConnect NAM Service)
  • acnamauth.dll - AnyConnect NAM Authentication Library
  • acnamcontrol.exe - AnyConnect NAM Control Utility
  • acnamcorelib.dll - AnyConnect NAM OS Core Library
  • acnamfdapi.dll - Cisco AnyConnect Network Access Manager Filter Driver API
  • acnamihv.dll - Cisco AnyConnect Network Access Manager IHV Service
  • acnamihvapi.dll - Cisco AnyConnect Network Access Manager IHV Service API DLL
  • acnamlogging.dll - AnyConnect Nam Logging Library
  • acnamlogonagent.exe - AnyConnect NAM Logon Agent
  • acnampwdcredprovider.dll - AnyConnect NAM Password Credential Provider Library
  • acnamsyslib.dll - AnyConnect NAM System Library
  • acsock.sys - Cisco AnyConnect Kernel Driver Framework Socket Layer Interceptor
  • acsock64.sys
  • InstallHelper.exe - AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Install Helper
  • 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
  • vpnui.exe - Cisco AnyConnect User Interface
  • vpnva-6.sys - Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows
  • vpnva64-6.sys
  • acobfuscate.exe - Cisco AnyConnect Web Security Module (Cisco AnyConnect Web Security Configuration Obfuscator)
  • acwebsecagent.exe - Cisco AnyConnect Web Security Agent
  • dartcli.exe - Cisco AnyConnect DART (Dart CLI)
  • DARTEngine.dll - Dart Engine
  • DartOffline.exe - Dart Offline
  • wineventlog.exe - Windows Event Log Utility
  • 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)
  • libxml2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vpnui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8C0774C-3E99-47EC-80F1-CD0E6673B752}' (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.
4 Services
  • acwebsecagent.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco AnyConnect Web Security Agent' (acwebsecagent) "Cisco AnyConnect Advanced Web Security Framework Service".
  • vpnagent.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Agent' (vpnagent) "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Agent for Windows".
  • acnamlogonagent.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco AnyConnect Network Access Manager Logon Module' (namlm) "Provides Single Sign On support for the Cisco AnyConnect Network Access Manager".
  • acnamagent.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco AnyConnect Network Access Manager' (nam) "Establishes secure, authenticated WiFi or Ethernet connections for this computer.".
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
  • acwebsecagent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\acwebsecagent.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 Telemetry Module?

Quickly and completely remove Cisco AnyConnect Telemetry Module 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 Telemetry Module 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 Telemetry Module, 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 Telemetry Module.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 8.1 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.52%
Windows 8 25.81%
Windows XP 3.23%
Windows Vista 3.23%
Windows 8.1 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 32.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 19.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.13%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.90%
Windows 8 6.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  Mexico 4.55%
  Netherlands 2.27%
  Saudi Arabia 2.27%
  United Kingdom 2.27%
  Australia 2.27%
  Russia 2.27%
  Iran 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.86%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Lenovo 14.29%
Intel 3.57%
MSI 3.57%
Acer 3.57%
Samsung 3.57%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 6.90%
HP EliteBook 840 G1 6.90%
Samsung 530U3C/530U4C/532... 3.45%
HP EliteBook 8570p 3.45%
Gigabyte EP43-DS3L 3.45%
Dell XPS 8700 3.45%

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Publisher URL: www.cisco.com


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