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Should I remove Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,765
United States Rank #21,591
Reach 0.0528%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.93 days
499.38 days >
Average installed length: 262.39 days


1.4.14232.0 26.25%
1.4.14120.0 0.38%
1.4.13206.0 39.33%
1.4.12355.0 0.10%
1.4.12253.0 23.75%
1.4.12087.1 1.06%
1.4.11266.0 7.88%
1.4.11259.2 0.48%
1.3.11206.2 0.19%
1.3.11165.10 0.48% 0.10%

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Connect is a software program developed by Cisco Systems. The most common release is 1.4.13206.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named connect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 27.42 MB (28,751,980 bytes). 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 90% of users of Connect come from Canada, it is also popular in the United States and Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Connect
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Connect\Connect.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 27.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Connect

Program executable:connect.exe
Cisco Software provided by Rogers
Path:C:\Program Files\cisco systems\connect\connect.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Connect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{861CAA3C-A1AA-4520-A38E-BBC9924A406F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Connect?

You can uninstall Connect 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 Connect, 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 Connect.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.81%
Windows 10 33.08%
Windows Vista 8.85%
Windows XP 3.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.09%
Windows 8.1 12.66%
Windows 10 Home 11.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.25%
Windows 7 Professional 6.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.39% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 90.39%
  United States 8.45%
  Singapore 0.19%
  Malaysia 0.10%
  Malta 0.10%
  Netherlands 0.10%
  Philippines 0.10%
  Vietnam 0.10%
  Brazil 0.10%
  Italy 0.10%
  Saudi Arabia 0.10%
  IQ 0.10%
  Jamaica 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.06%
Acer 20.48%
Dell 18.79%
Toshiba 8.27%
ASUS 7.29%
Lenovo 4.07%
Samsung 2.81%
Alienware 0.84%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.97%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.83%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.27%

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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