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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.35 days
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Average installed length: 237.88 days


VersionDistribution 4.55% 18.18% 9.09% 9.09% 4.55% 36.36% 4.55% 9.09% 4.55%

FortiClient VPN


FortiClient VPN is a software program developed by Fortinet. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 44 files and is usually about 6.65 MB (6,973,024 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 42% of users of FortiClient VPN come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.forticlient.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient VPN\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5FED163B-78E6-4002-90DE-B4E080C1781C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FortiClient VPN

  • 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
  • CacheCleanAP.exe - SSL VPN Cache Clean Application
  • fcp.dll - FortiClient FDS protocol engine (fcp)
  • FCResc.dll - FortiClient Customized Resource
  • submitv.exe - FortiClient virus submit daemon (FortiClient Virus Feedback Service)
  • forticachecleaner.dll - SSL VPN Internet Cache Cleaner
  • LaunchCacheClean.dll - SSL VPN Cache Clean Launch DLL
  • update_task.exe - FortiClient Auto-update Agent (update_task)
  • 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
  • FCMiniSch.exe - FortiClient Mini Scheduler
  • 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
  • FCWscD7.exe - FortiClient WSC Helper
  • FortiClientVPN.exe - FortiClient IPSec VPN
  • scheduler.exe - FortiClient Scheduler
  • ConnectUtils.dll - FortiClient Console
  • FortiClient.exe
  • FortiSSLVPNclient.exe - FortiClient SSL VPN
  • FCHelper.exe - FortiClient Helper (FortiClient System Helper)
  • FCWsc.exe - FortiClient (FortiClient Wsc Helper)
  • libvpcp.dll
  • 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 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npccplugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npccplugin.dll'.
  • nptcplugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nptcplugin.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npccplugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@FortinetCacheClean' with a plugin key of '@FortinetCacheClean' for all users of the PC.
  • nptcplugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@FortinetTunnelControl' with a plugin key of '@FortinetTunnelControl' for all users of the PC.
2 Services
  • FCMiniSch.exe runs as a service named 'FortiClient Mini Scheduler' (FA_MINISCH) "FortiClient Mini Scheduler".
  • scheduler.exe runs as a service named 'FortiClient Service Scheduler' (FA_Scheduler) "FortiClient Service Scheduler".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ipsec.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\ipsec.exe'.

How do I remove FortiClient VPN?

Quickly and completely remove FortiClient VPN 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 VPN 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 VPN, 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 VPN.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by FortiClient VPN you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win XP 9%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.27%
Windows 10 13.64%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.64%
Windows 7 Enterprise 13.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 7 Starter 4.55%
Windows 10 Pro 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.94%
  Germany 6.45%
  Poland 6.45%
  Sweden 6.45%
  Argentina 6.45%
  Brazil 6.45%
  United Kingdom 6.45%
  Italy 6.45%
  Czech Republic 3.23%
  Romania 3.23%
  ET 3.23%
  India 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.58%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Lenovo 21.05%
ASUS 10.53%
Intel 5.26%
Samsung 5.26%
Common models
LENOVO 2349E64 4.76%
HP Z200 Workstation 4.76%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 4.76%
LENOVO 4177RVU 4.76%
Gigabyte M85M-US2H 4.76%
Dell Latitude E6420 4.76%


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