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Should I remove CyberGhost 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,666
United States Rank #3,134
Reach 0.4071%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.48 days
279.63 days >
Average installed length: 146.92 days

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CyberGhost 5


CyberGhost 5 is a program developed by CyberGhost S.R.L. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 19.8 MB (20,762,858 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 31% of users of CyberGhost 5 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberghostvpn.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CyberGhost 5\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CyberGhost 5\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 19.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CyberGhost 5

  • CyberGhost.exe - CyberGhost VPN 5 (CyberGhost VPN)
  • Service.exe - CyberGhost VPN Service
  • CertMaker.dll - CyberGhost VPN
  • CyberGhost.BrowserAnonymizer.dll
  • CG_5.0.13.17.exe - CyberGhost
  • MobileConcepts.dll (by MobileConcepts GmbH) - MobileConcepts Helpers
  • CyberGhost.General.dll (by MobileConcepts GmbH) - CyberGhost.General (CyberGhost VPN Communication)
  • CyberGhost.Communication.dll
  • CyberGhost.VPNServices.dll - CyberGhost VPN Services
  • FiddlerCore.dll (by Telerik) - FiddlerCore
  • LogSender.exe - LogSender
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CyberGhost.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{37706D0B-D48A-4A27-86F1-4E4DEF38868A}' (runs on registration).
  • Service.exe runs as a service named 'CGVPNCliService' (CGVPNCliService) "Service for CyberGhost 5".
Startup File (User Run)
  • CyberGhost.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CyberGhost' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CyberGhost 5\CyberGhost.exe" /autostart /min.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CyberGhost.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CyberGhost' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CyberGhost 5\CyberGhost.EXE" /autostart.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:38.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000302338%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001071%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001952%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:819,664
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.42 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove CyberGhost 5?

You can uninstall CyberGhost 5 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 CyberGhost 5, 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 CyberGhost 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.24%
Windows 10 45.84%
Windows Vista 2.44%
Windows XP 1.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.66%
Windows 8.1 14.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.30%
Windows 7 Professional 9.75%
Windows 10 Home 9.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.97% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 30.97%
  United States 24.58%
  United Kingdom 7.14%
  France 4.89%
  Canada 2.33%
  Italy 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.73%
  Australia 1.50%
  Austria 1.21%
  Turkey 1.16%
  DZ 1.09%
  MA 1.07%
  Saudi Arabia 0.98%
  Romania 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.13%
Acer 19.50%
Dell 14.07%
ASUS 11.53%
Medion 10.15%
Lenovo 6.03%
Toshiba 4.54%
Samsung 3.92%
MSI 1.29%
Intel 0.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.07%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.83%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.14%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.67%


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