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Should I remove OpenVPN Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,269
United States Rank #10,807
Reach 0.0484%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.20 days
448.43 days >
Average installed length: 235.61 days


1.5.6 99.16%
1.5.5 0.42%
1.5.4 0.21%
1.5.2 0.10%
1.5.1 0.10%

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OpenVPN Client

What is OpenVPN Client?  (from OpenVPN Technologies)

Enabling users to securely connect using any Web Browser. OpenVPN Access Server is a full featured SSL VPN software solution that integrates OpenVPN server capabilities, enterprise management capabilities, simplified OpenVPN Connect UI, and OpenVPN Client software packages that accommodate Windows, MAC, and Linux OS en...  Read more


OpenVPN Client is a software program developed by OpenVPN Technologies. The most common release is 1.5.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 113 files and is usually about 15.53 MB (16,289,280 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 32% of users of OpenVPN Client come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: openvpn.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\openvpn technologies\openvpn client\prism\xulrunner\components
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{072A5217-8165-4AB7-8366-36CB3245DB60}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.53 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by OpenVPN Client

  • xpt_link.exe
  • capiws.exe
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • js.exe
  • js3250.dll
  • mangle.exe
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • npnul32.dll (by mozilla.org) - Mozilla Default Plug-in (Default Plug-in)
  • nsinstall.exe
  • nspr4.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • nss3.dll - NSS Base Library
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • nssdbm3.dll - Legacy Database Driver
  • nssutil3.dll - NSS Utility Library
  • openvpn-client.exe - Prism
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library
  • plds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • prism.dll
  • redit.exe - XULRunner
  • regxpcom.exe
  • shlibsign.exe
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • sqlite3.dll (by sqlite.org) - SQLite Database Library
  • ssl3.dll - NSS SSL Library
  • uac.dll
  • uiboot.exe
  • updater.exe - XULRunner Software Updater
  • xpcom.dll
  • xpcshell.exe
  • xpidl.exe
  • xpt_dump.exe
  • xul.dll
  • xulrunner.exe
  • xulrunner-stub.exe
  • capicli.exe
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • lzo2.dll
  • openvpn.exe
  • py.exe
  • python26.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • pywintypes26.dll - PyWin32
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • swupdate-uistub.exe - OpenVPN Client
  • tapinstall.exe (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider) - Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver (Windows Setup API)
  • uikill.exe
  • userinfo.exe
  • w9xpopen.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • openvpn-client.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Autostart OpenVPN.
  • capiws.exe runs as a service named 'OpenVPN Access Client' (OpenVPNAccessClient) "OpenVPN Access Client".
Startup File (User Run)
  • openvpn-client.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'openvpn-client.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\OpenVPN Technologies\OpenVPN Client\prism\openvpn-client.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001877656%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007519%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011258%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:903 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:538 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove OpenVPN Client?

You can uninstall OpenVPN 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 OpenVPN 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 OpenVPN Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.51%
Windows 10 34.03%
Windows XP 1.88%
Windows Vista 1.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.36%
Windows 7 Professional 18.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.44%
Windows 8.1 5.35%
Windows 8 Pro 3.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.92%
  France 12.19%
  Iran 6.55%
  United Kingdom 4.93%
  Canada 3.32%
  Germany 3.22%
  Italy 3.12%
  Belgium 2.01%
  Netherlands 2.01%
  India 1.21%
  Malaysia 1.21%
  Indonesia 1.11%
  Spain 1.11%
  Romania 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.61%
Dell 22.60%
ASUS 15.01%
Acer 13.49%
Lenovo 5.40%
Samsung 4.89%
Toshiba 4.22%
MSI 1.85%
Intel 1.35%
Alienware 0.84%
American Megatrends 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.96%
ASUS All Series 4.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.29%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.53%

About OpenVPN Technologies

OpenVPN is an open source program that implements virtual private network (VPN) for creating secure point-to-point connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities.
Publisher URL: openvpn.net


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