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Should I remove Cisco Systems VPN Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,034
United States Rank #19,279
Reach 0.0101%


5.0.0 100.00%

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Cisco Systems VPN Client

What is Cisco Systems VPN Client?

Cisco® VPN Client software enables customers to establish secure, end-to-end encrypted tunnels to any Cisco Easy VPN server. Automatically distributes updated versions of the Cisco VPN Client to remote users. Eliminates the manual configuration previously required to set Internet Explorer browser proxy settings for Web browsing.

About  (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.


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named vpngui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 10.96 MB (11,489,568 bytes). The installed file autoupdate.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.

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{CCBAA1F7-E5E1-48B2-9ED9-A79C6A37CE78}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.96 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
  • qt-mt335.dll (by Trolltech AS) - Qt
  • autoinstall.exe
  • autoinstallgui.exe
  • autoupdate.exe
  • cisco_cert_mgr.exe
  • IPSecLog.exe
  • ppptool.exe
  • vpnclient.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • cvpnd.exe runs as a service named 'Universite Laval Cisco VPN Client VPN Service' (CVPND).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • vpngui.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\vpngui.exe'.
  • vpnclient.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\vpnclient.exe'.

How do I remove Cisco Systems VPN Client?

Quickly and completely remove Cisco Systems VPN Client 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 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: 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: 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) 37%
Win 8 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.55%
Windows XP 35.21%
Windows Vista 21.83%
Windows 8 1.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 34.29%
Windows 7 Professional 17.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.71%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Canada 4.68%
  Germany 4.68%
  Italy 4.68%
  France 4.09%
  United Kingdom 4.09%
  India 3.51%
  Brazil 2.92%
  Singapore 2.34%
  Thailand 1.75%
  Switzerland 1.17%
  Spain 1.17%
  Japan 1.17%
  Mexico 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.23%
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Lenovo 6.73%
American Megatrends 5.77%
Intel 2.88%
Sahara 2.88%
Toshiba 2.88%
Acer 2.88%
Gateway 0.96%
Common models
Dell Latitude D630 2.80%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.80%
ASUSTeK K50IN 1.87%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.87%
Dell Latitude E6410 1.87%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.87%

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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