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FortiClient Connect

What is FortiClient Connect?  (from Fortinet)

With no per-seat license fees, FortiClient takes the headaches out of managing multiple endpoints so your users and guests can work efficiently anywhere, without compromising your security. It's the end-point solution for your FortiGate network.


FortiClient Connect is a software program developed by Fortinet. 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 setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 30.08 MB (31,546,167 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 57% of users of FortiClient Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in Indonesia and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.forticlient.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{34CBFE93-A6CB-4063-A16C-B0F28CB3F934}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 30.08 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FortiClient Connect

  • FCCOMIntDLL.dll - FortiClient COM Interface (ActiveX control)
  • FCCOMInt.exe - FortiClient COM Interface (Executable)
  • npccplugin.dll - FortiClient SSL VPN CacheClean Service (Fortinet SSL VPN CacheClean Firefox Plugin)
  • FortiTray.exe - FortiClient System Tray Controller
  • nptcplugin.dll - FortiClient SSL VPN Tunnel Service (Fortinet SSL VPN FortiControl Firefox Plugin)
  • SslvpnHostCheck.dll - FortiClient SSL VPN Security Check
  • libcfg.dll - FortiClient configuration library (configuration library)
  • fcappdb.exe - FortiClient Application Database (FortiClient Application Database Service)
  • FCConfig.exe - FortiClient Configuration Daemon
  • vpcd.exe - FortiClient VPN Policy Retriever
  • xmlvpn.dll - FortiClient Configuration Module
  • CacheCleanAP.exe - SSL VPN Cache Clean Application
  • fcp.dll - FortiClient FDS protocol engine (fcp)
  • FCResc.dll - FortiClient Customized Resource
  • forticachecleaner.dll - SSL VPN Internet Cache Cleaner
  • LaunchCacheClean.dll - SSL VPN Cache Clean Launch DLL
  • update_task.exe - FortiClient Auto-update Agent (update_task)
  • FortiWadbd.exe - FortiClient WanOptDB Service
  • ConnectUtils.dll - FortiClient Connect Console
  • FortiConnect.exe
  • forticontrol.dll - FortiClient SSL VPN Service (FortiClient SSL VPN Control)
  • FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe - FortiClient SSL VPN daemon
  • sslvpnlib.dll - FortiConnect SSLVPN Library (sslvpnlib)
  • utilsdll.dll - FortiClient support library (utility library)
  • FCAuth.exe - FortiClient Authentication
  • FCDBLog.exe - FortiClient Logging daemon
  • FortiWad.exe - FortiClient WanOpt Service
  • FortiSkin.dll - FortiClient Skin Library
  • FortiScand.exe - FortiClient Scan Daemon (FortiClient Scan Server)
  • FortiVPNSt.dll - FortiClient VPN Starter
  • FortiVPNSt.exe
  • FortiVPNSt64.dll
  • ipsec.exe - FortiClient VPN Service
  • fasle.dll - Fortinet AppSig Engine
  • scheduler.exe - FortiClient Scheduler
  • FortiSSLVPNclient.exe - FortiClient SSL VPN
  • FCHelper.exe - FortiClient Helper (FortiClient System Helper)
  • libvpcp.dll
  • FortiESNAC.exe - FortiESNAC
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libgmp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Mozilla Plugins
  • nptcplugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@FortinetTunnelControl' with a plugin key of '@FortinetTunnelControl' for all users of the PC.
  • npccplugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@FortinetCacheClean' with a plugin key of '@FortinetCacheClean' for all users of the PC.
  • scheduler.exe runs as a service named 'FortiClient Connect Service Scheduler' (FA_Scheduler) "FortiClient Connect Service Scheduler".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ipsec.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\ipsec.exe'.
  • FortiWad.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiWad.exe'.
  • FortiESNAC.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiESNAC.exe'.

How do I remove FortiClient Connect?

Quickly and completely remove FortiClient Connect from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FortiClient 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FortiClient Connect, 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 FortiClient Connect.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by FortiClient Connect you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 25%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Indonesia 14.29%
  Israel 14.29%
  Canada 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
Wearnes Premiere 8310L 25.00%
HP ProBook 6560b 25.00%
Gigabyte 945GCM-S2 25.00%
Dell Studio 1537 25.00%


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