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QNAP MyCloudNAS Connect

What is QNAP MyCloudNAS Connect?  (from QNAP Systems)

QNAP provides a PPTP VPN client “MyCloudNAS Connect” for Windows (XP, Vista, 7) users to establish secure VPN connection to the QNAP NAS and quickly access the published services of the NAS on the Internet.


QNAP MyCloudNAS Connect is a software program developed by QNAP Systems. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The primary executable is named MyCloudNASConnect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 85.85 MB (90,019,527 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 25% of users of QNAP MyCloudNAS Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qnap.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\qnap\mycloudnas connect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\QNAP\MyCloudNAS Connect\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 85.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by QNAP MyCloudNAS Connect

Program executable:MyCloudNASConnect.exe
Name:MyCloudNAS Connect
Path:C:\Program Files\qnap\mycloudnas connect\MyCloudNASConnect.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - QNAP MyCloudNAS Connect Installer
  • MyCloudNASConnectHUN.dll (by QNAP) - MyCloudNAS Connect

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MyCloudNASConnect.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MyCloudNASConnectAutoStartup.

How do I remove QNAP MyCloudNAS Connect?

You can uninstall QNAP MyCloudNAS 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program QNAP MyCloudNAS Connect, 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 QNAP MyCloudNAS Connect.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.42%
Windows 10 23.94%
Windows Vista 4.23%
Windows XP 1.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 32.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.14%
Windows 10 Pro 4.29%
Windows 8.1 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.00%
  Germany 16.25%
  France 6.25%
  Switzerland 6.25%
  Netherlands 6.25%
  Italy 5.00%
  Australia 3.75%
  Singapore 2.50%
  Taiwan 2.50%
  Sweden 2.50%
  Japan 2.50%
  DK 2.50%
  United Kingdom 2.50%
  Hong Kong 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.43%
Hewlett-Packard 15.22%
ASUS 8.70%
American Megatrends 6.52%
Acer 6.52%
Medion 4.35%
Samsung 2.17%
MSI 2.17%
Lenovo 2.17%
Intel 2.17%
Apple 2.17%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 3.92%
Dell Studio 540 3.92%
Dell Latitude E5510 3.92%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.96%
Sony VPCSB3M9E 1.96%

About (from QNAP Systems, Inc.)

QNAP, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.qnap.com


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