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12% remove it88% keep it
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Global Rank #42,134
United States Rank #32,027
Reach 0.0022%


2.1.0148 86.05%
2.0.0343 13.95%

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Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

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What is Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client?  (from Cisco Systems)

The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client provides remote users with secure VPN connections to the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol and the Datagram TLS (DTLS) protocol. AnyConnect provides remote end users with the benefits of a Cisco SSL VPN client, and supports app...  Read more


Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client is a software program developed by Cisco Systems. The most common release is 2.1.0148, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named vpnui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 2.7 MB (2,828,223 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 67% of users of Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com
Help link: www.cisco.com/TAC
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{065717D4-B980-434B-B778-0F14FBDB4AC3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

Program executable:vpnui.exe
Name:Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
VPN User Interface
Path:C:\Program Files\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client\vpnui.exe
Additional files:
  • ActiveXInstaller.exe - Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client (AnyConnect VPN Client ActiveX Installer)
  • InstallHelper.exe - AnyConnect VPN Client Install Helper
  • VACon.exe - AnyConnect VPN Client Virtual Adapter Installer
  • VACon64.exe
  • vpnagent.exe - VPN Agent Service
  • vpncli.exe - Vpn Client Command Line Interface
  • vpncommon.dll - Common
  • vpncommoncrypt.dll - CommonCrypt
  • vpncommonres.dll - Cisco AnyConnect VPN Common Resources
  • vpncommonui.dll - Common UI
  • vpndownloader.exe - Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Downloader
  • vpnva.sys - Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows
  • vpnva64.sys
  • vpnweb.ocx - Cisco AnyConnect VPN ActiveX Control
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • vpnagent.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco AnyConnect VPN Agent' (vpnagent) "Cisco AnyConnect VPN Agent for Windows".

How do I remove Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client?

Quickly and completely remove Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Cisco AnyConnect 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 Cisco AnyConnect 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 Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 10 12%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.12%
Windows Vista 11.63%
Windows XP 11.63%
Windows 10 11.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.63%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.98%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 6.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Taiwan 7.02%
  Australia 3.51%
  Saudi Arabia 3.51%
  Singapore 1.75%
  South Africa 1.75%
  France 1.75%
  Switzerland 1.75%
  Finland 1.75%
  Jordan 1.75%
  Croatia 1.75%
  Canada 1.75%
  Turkey 1.75%
  Hungary 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.50%
Lenovo 17.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
ASUS 10.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
Sony 2.50%
Apple 2.50%
Acer 2.50%
Common models
LENOVO 20BFA03000 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite P205D 2.63%
LENOVO 4287A91 2.63%
LENOVO 3260EBG 2.63%
LENOVO 3129A1M 2.63%

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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