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Should I remove Dell SonicWALL NetExtender?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,336
United States Rank #5,906
Reach 0.0478%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.13 days
416.96 days >
Average installed length: 219.08 days


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Dell SonicWALL NetExtender

What is Dell SonicWALL NetExtender?  (from Dell)

NetExtender adds more power to the Dell™ SonicWALL™ Secure Remote Access (SRA) 4600 and 1600, adding capabilities such as seamless and secure access to any resource on the corporate network, including servers or custom applications.
NetExtender is not a fat client. It pushes a thin client transparently onto the clie...  Read more


Dell SonicWALL NetExtender is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 7.0.203, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is negui.exe. The software installer includes 65 files and is usually about 5.55 MB (5,818,995 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 66% of users of Dell SonicWALL NetExtender come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonicwall.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sonicwall\ssl-vpn\netextender
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SonicWALL\SSL-VPN\NetExtender\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 5.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell SonicWALL NetExtender

Program executable:negui.exe
Name:NeExtender GUI client
Path:C:\Program Files\sonicwall\ssl-vpn\netextender\negui.exe
Additional files:
  • NEUpdsvc.exe - SonicWALL NetExtender Update Service
  • NXUpdSvc.exe
  • NEUpdUI.exe - SonicWALL NetExtender Updater UI
  • NEService.exe - NetExtender Windows NT Service (SonicWALL NetExtender Windows NT Service)
  • NEService64.exe
  • NxRas.dll - NetExtender CustomDialer (NetExtender CustomDialer for RAS)
  • NxRas64.dll
  • NECore.dll - NetExtender Core (SonicWALL NetExtender Core DLL)
  • NECore64.dll - Dell NetExtender Core DLL
  • NECLI.exe - NeExtender CLI
  • SLog.dll - Dell SLog DLL (Dell SonicWALL SLog DLL)
  • SLog64.dll
  • NxDrv.sys (by SonicWALL) - SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender driver for Windows. (64 bits)
  • lgView.exe - NetExtender Log Viewer
  • NEHook.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NEGui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9C7A4902-2CA0-4676-A1B6-DDDDA9F424D2}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • NEService64.exe runs as a service named 'SonicWALL NetExtender Service' (SONICWALL_NetExtender).
  • NEService.exe runs as a service named 'SonicWALL NetExtender Service' (SONICWALL_NetExtender).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NEGui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SonicWALLNetExtender' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SonicWALL\SSL-VPN\NetExtender\NEGui.exe" -hideGUI -clearReboot.

How do I remove Dell SonicWALL NetExtender?

You can uninstall Dell SonicWALL NetExtender 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 Dell SonicWALL NetExtender, 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 Dell SonicWALL NetExtender.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.06%
Windows 10 46.18%
Windows Vista 1.38%
Windows XP 1.27%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.77%
Windows 10 Pro 10.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.87%
Windows 8.1 7.13%
Windows 10 Home 5.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.01%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  France 4.25%
  Germany 3.38%
  Canada 3.23%
  Netherlands 2.12%
  Italy 2.12%
  India 1.26%
  Sweden 1.10%
  Australia 0.94%
  Norway 0.87%
  Switzerland 0.87%
  Spain 0.79%
  Turkey 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.24%
Hewlett-Packard 28.96%
ASUS 6.56%
Lenovo 5.44%
Acer 5.28%
Samsung 3.36%
Toshiba 3.36%
Apple 1.60%
Intel 1.28%
American Megatrends 0.64%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6530 4.18%
Dell Latitude E6420 4.18%
Dell Latitude E5530 non-v... 2.99%
ASUS All Series 2.99%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.39%
HP EliteBook 8470p 2.09%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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