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Should I remove Cisco Packet Tracer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,715
United States Rank #20,410
Reach 0.0282%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.07 days
651.14 days >
Average installed length: 342.12 days

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Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3

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 is a 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 software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 155.2 KB (158,925 bytes). PTUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 18% of users of Cisco Packet Tracer come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/PacketTracer.html
Help link: cisco.netacad.net
Installation folder: C:\Misc\soft\Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Misc\soft\Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 155.2 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3

  • linguist.exe
  • meta.exe
  • PacketTracer5.exe
  • PTUpdater.exe
  • unzip.exe
  • upnp.exe
  • upnpc.exe
  • zip.exe
  • Ch8Scenario A - Michael Stachler.docx
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll
  • msvcr71.dll
  • msvcr90.dll
  • NTK_2110_Cisco_-Routing_Fundamentals_Ten.docx
  • 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
  • Scenario A - Running RIPv1 on Classful Networks.docx
  • start.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r45)
  • Task 3- Assign IP Addresses.docx
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PacketTracer5.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3\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, 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) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.04%
Windows 10 19.57%
Windows XP 4.49%
Windows Vista 0.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.83%
Windows 7 Professional 19.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.19%
Windows 8 Pro 4.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.58%
  Brazil 9.95%
  MA 9.06%
  India 6.39%
  Iran 6.22%
  France 3.37%
  United Kingdom 2.66%
  Mexico 2.66%
  Saudi Arabia 2.31%
  Indonesia 1.95%
  DZ 1.78%
  Spain 1.60%
  Germany 1.42%
  Peru 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.85%
Dell 26.12%
Acer 14.93%
ASUS 8.71%
Lenovo 5.47%
Toshiba 5.47%
Samsung 3.98%
Intel 1.49%
Sahara 0.75%
Sony 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.77%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 2.83%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.36%
HP 630 Notebook PC 2.36%

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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