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2% remove it98% keep it
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NETGEAR VPN Client Professional

What is NETGEAR VPN Client Professional?  (from NETGEAR)

NETGEAR’s ProSafe VPN Client software provides protected access to corporate resources via wireless, broadband, and dial-up connections. With robust encryption and broad support across multiple connection types and Microsoft Windows operating platforms, it simplifies configuration of security policies and management of...  Read more


NETGEAR VPN Client Professional is a program developed by NETGEAR. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 vpnconf.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.43 MB (1,495,924 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 74% of users of NETGEAR VPN Client Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\netgear\netgear vpn client professional
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR VPN Client Professional\vpn_client_uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.43 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR VPN Client Professional

Program executable:vpnconf.exe
Name:Netgear ProSafe VPN Client Professional
Path:C:\Program Files\netgear\netgear vpn client professional\vpnconf.exe
Additional files:
  • vpnlangu.dll (by TheGreenBow) - VPN Configurator French Language (Language DLL)
  • ComLib.dll (by TheGreenBow) - TheGreenBow IPSec VPN Client (TheGreenBow Driver communication library)
  • tgbike.exe - TheGreenBow IPsec VPN Client (TheGreenBow IKE Daemon)
  • vpn_client_uninstall.exe
  • VpnCfg.dll - VpnCfg (VPN Configuration File I/O)
  • VpnStop.exe - VpnStop

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vpnconf.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7FD233F0-29C6-4DB0-9556-0C2A6BD962D2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • vpnconf.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TgbVpn' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR VPN Client Professional\vpnconf.exe".

How do I remove NETGEAR VPN Client Professional?

You can uninstall NETGEAR VPN Client Professional 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 NETGEAR VPN Client Professional, 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 NETGEAR VPN Client Professional.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 10 38%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows 10 38.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows 7 Professional 23.08%
Windows 10 Pro 15.38%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.07%
  Germany 11.11%
  France 7.41%
  Canada 3.70%
  DK 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.36%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Acer 18.18%
Medion 9.09%
Lenovo 9.09%
ASUS 9.09%
Common models
Parallels Software Intern... 9.09%
Medion P6634 9.09%
LENOVO 4239CTO 9.09%
HP-Pavilion AU992AA-ABL e... 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2117c 9.09%
Dell Latitude E6430 9.09%


Netgear is amanufacturer of computer networking equipment and other computer hardware and sells products through multiple sales channels worldwide, including online retailers, wholesale distributors, direct market resellers, value-added resellers and broadband service providers.
Publisher URL: www.netgear.com


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