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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,948
United States Rank #8,959
Reach 0.0785%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.94 days
499.83 days >
Average installed length: 262.62 days

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Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3.3

What is Cisco Packet Tracer?  (from Cisco Systems)

Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program that allows students to experiment with network behavior and ask “what if” questions. As an integral part of the Networking Academy comprehensive learning experience, Packet Tracer provides simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and collaboration c...  Read more


Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3.3 is a software program developed by Cisco Systems. 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 26 files and is usually about 144.88 KB (148,356 bytes). The installed file PTUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 27% of users of Cisco Packet Tracer come from the United States, it is also popular in MA and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: cisco.netacad.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3.3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3.3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 144.88 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3.3

  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • linguist.exe
  • meta.exe
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll
  • PacketTracer5.exe
  • PTUpdater.exe
  • qgif4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qjpeg4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt3Support4.dll
  • qtaccessiblewidgets4.dll
  • QtAssistantClient4.dll - QtAssistantClient
  • QtCore4.dll
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtScript4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • unzip.exe
  • upnp.exe
  • upnpc.exe
  • zip.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PacketTracer5.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3.3\bin\PacketTracer5.exe'.

How do I remove Cisco Packet Tracer?

You can uninstall Cisco Packet Tracer 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3.3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Packet Tracer.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.61%
Windows 10 22.35%
Windows XP 3.55%
Windows Vista 1.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.66%
Windows 7 Professional 20.60%
Windows 8 Pro 5.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.18%
  MA 8.15%
  France 5.29%
  Spain 2.67%
  Mexico 2.61%
  United Kingdom 2.61%
  India 2.55%
  Brazil 2.43%
  Iran 2.05%
  Canada 2.05%
  Indonesia 1.80%
  Philippines 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.55%
  Colombia 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.25%
Dell 21.72%
Acer 13.95%
ASUS 12.55%
Toshiba 8.61%
Lenovo 5.62%
Samsung 3.56%
Intel 1.40%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.33%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.89%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.67%
HP 630 Notebook PC 2.22%

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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