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7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #21,745
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Cisco Systems VPN Client

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

Establish encrypted VPN tunnels with the Cisco VPN Client for highly secure remote connectivity for your mobile employees or teleworkers. Simple to deploy and use, our IPSecurity (IPsec) -based VPN client is compatible with all Cisco VPN products.


Cisco Systems VPN Client is a program developed by Cisco Systems. 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 main program executable is vpngui.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 11.02 MB (11,550,097 bytes). autoupdate.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 XP. While about 41% of users of Cisco Systems VPN Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com
Help link: www.cisco.com/TAC
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cisco systems\vpn client
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{51FB15F4-AD27-43BC-AD4B-DD0354FB6BBD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.02 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco Systems VPN Client

Program executable:vpngui.exe
Name:Cisco Systems VPN Client
Path:C:\Program Files\cisco systems\vpn client\vpngui.exe
Additional files:
  • cvpnd.exe - Cisco Systems VPN Client
  • ipsecdialer.exe
  • SetMTU.exe - Set MTU
  • VAInstaller.exe - Cisco Systems Virtual Adapter Installer
  • unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • bdlogon.exe - bdlogon Application
  • MobilePASS.exe (by SafeNet) - MobilePASS
  • qt-mt335.dll (by Trolltech AS) - Qt
  • autoinstall.exe
  • autoinstallgui.exe
  • autoupdate.exe
  • bdlogon2.EXE
  • cisco_cert_mgr.exe
  • invisible.exe
  • IPSecLog.exe
  • pos-pc-startup.exe (by Bank Mellat - Behpardakht Co)
  • ppptool.exe
  • vpnclient.exe
  • vpnclient-windows.exe
  • win32com.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vpngui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CF410F-F56E-4385-A6F5-954398A4CAB4}' (runs on registration).
  • cvpnd.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service' (CVPND).

How do I remove Cisco Systems VPN Client?

You can uninstall Cisco Systems 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Cisco Systems VPN Client, 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 Systems VPN Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.93%
Windows XP 29.21%
Windows Vista 15.73%
Windows 10 1.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 29.21%
Windows 7 Professional 23.03%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.55%
Windows Vista Business 5.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.12%
  Germany 7.01%
  United Kingdom 4.67%
  France 3.74%
  India 3.27%
  Belgium 2.80%
  Italy 2.80%
  South Africa 2.34%
  Israel 1.87%
  Netherlands 1.87%
  RS 1.40%
  Finland 1.40%
  Australia 1.40%
  Portugal 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 43.31%
Hewlett-Packard 29.92%
Acer 7.87%
Intel 4.72%
Toshiba 3.15%
Sahara 2.36%
Lenovo 1.57%
Samsung 1.57%
Gateway 1.57%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Common models
Dell Latitude E5420 4.10%
HP ProBook 6470b 2.46%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.46%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.46%
Dell Vostro 1520 2.46%
Dell Latitude D630 2.46%

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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