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Should I remove Nortel VPN Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,466
United States Rank #21,077
Reach 0.0074%


10.04.109 3.45%
10.04.108 8.97%
10.04.016 61.38%
10.04.006 0.69%
10.04 1.38%
10.01.103 4.83%
10.01.102 4.14%
10.01.052 15.17%

Nortel VPN Client

What is Nortel VPN Client?

The Nortel VPN Client provides user-side ('client') functionality for secure remote access over IP networks using Nortel VPN routers and VPN servers.


The most used version is 10.04.016, 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 software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 4.16 MB (4,361,504 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nortel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nortel\Nortel VPN Client\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4EC5CF64-2E59-411D-1211-120081001052}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nortel VPN Client

  • certMgrApi.dll - Nortel VPN Client
  • configStoreApi.dll
  • engineApi.dll
  • engineApi64.dll
  • Logger.dll
  • Logger64.dll
  • Nvc.exe
  • NvcSvcMgr.exe
  • SslSubCore.dll - VegasCore.dll
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • NVCPacketParser.exe (by Hewlett-Packard Company) - NVCPacketCapture

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Nvc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E6E4DB9D-B091-4810-9757-D1F861C09853}' (runs on registration).
  • NvcSvcMgr.exe runs as a service named 'Nortel VPN Client' (NvcSvcMgr) "Nortel VPN Client Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Nvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NVC' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nortel\Nortel VPN Client\Nvc.exe" -autostart.

How do I remove Nortel VPN Client?

You can uninstall Nortel VPN Client 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 Nortel VPN Client, 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 Nortel VPN Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.38%
Windows 10 9.66%
Windows XP 4.83%
Windows Vista 4.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.14%
Windows 7 Enterprise 15.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.22%
  Canada 7.22%
  France 6.67%
  India 3.33%
  Germany 3.33%
  Brazil 2.78%
  Taiwan 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Australia 2.22%
  Sweden 1.67%
  Italy 1.67%
  UA 1.11%
  Belgium 1.11%
  Switzerland 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.26%
Hewlett-Packard 30.56%
Acer 9.26%
ASUS 6.48%
Lenovo 6.48%
Intel 3.70%
Samsung 2.78%
Sony 1.85%
Medion 0.93%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 6.19%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.65%
Dell Latitude E6510 1.77%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.77%
HP G61 Notebook PC 1.77%
Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 1.77%


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