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Should I remove SoftEther VPN Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,491
United States Rank #5,514
Reach 0.1195%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.20 days
123.81 days >
Average installed length: 65.05 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.27.9668 0.17%
4.27.9666 0.43%
4.25.9656 1.64%
4.24.9652 0.61%
4.24.9651 1.17%
4.22.9634 7.66%
4.21.9613 10.90%
4.20.9608 1.43%
4.19.9605 1.82%
4.19.9599 9.00%
4.19.9582 1.04%
4.19.9578 2.16%
4.18.9570 5.28%
4.17.9566 0.13%
4.17.9562 4.15%
4.15.9546 6.75%
4.15.9539 0.09%
4.15.9538 1.17%
4.15.9537 0.09%
4.14.9530 6.14%
4.14.9529 1.69%
4.13.9525 0.13%
4.13.9524 0.56%
4.13.9522 0.04%
4.12.9514 7.96%
4.11.9506 3.29%
4.10.9505 2.47%
4.10.9473 9.43%
4.09.9451 6.58%
4.08.9449 0.30%
4.07.9448 0.09%
4.06.9437 2.12%
4.06.9435 0.52%
4.06.9433 0.22%
4.05.9423 1.08%
4.05.9422 0.04%
4.05.9416 0.26%
4.04.9412 0.87%
4.03.9411 0.43%
4.03.9408 0.09%

SoftEther VPN Client

Overview

SoftEther VPN Client is a program developed by SoftEther Project. The most used version is 4.21.9613, 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. 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 software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 79.16 MB (83,007,019 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 35% of users of SoftEther VPN Client come from the United States, it is also popular in France and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: selinks.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\softether vpn client
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpnsetup.exe"
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 79.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SoftEther VPN Client

  • vpnclient.exe - SoftEther VPN (Open-source Customized Build) (SoftEther VPN (Open-source Customized Build))
  • vpnclient_x64.exe - SoftEther VPN
  • vpncmd.exe
  • vpncmd_x64.exe
  • vpncmgr.exe
  • vpncmgr_x64.exe
  • vpngate-client-v4.06-9430-beta-2014.03.20.exe
  • vpngate-client-v4.11-9506-beta-2014.10.22.exe
  • vpngate-client-v4.12-9514-beta-2014.11.17.exe
  • vpngate-client-v4.15-9538-beta-2015.03.27.exe
  • vpngate-client-v4.21-9613-beta-2016.04.24.exe
  • vpninstall.exe
  • vpnsetup.exe
  • vpnsetup_x64.exe
  • VpnGatePlugin_x64.dll (by University of Tsukuba) - VPN Gate Software (VPN Gate Plug-in DLL for SoftEther VPN)
  • VpnGatePlugin_x86.dll (by University of Tsukuba)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • vpncmgr_x64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SoftEther VPN Client Manager Startup.
  • vpnclient_x64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SoftEther VPN Client UI Helper_Reg_HKLMRun.
2 Services
  • vpnclient.exe runs as a service named 'SoftEther VPN Client' (SEVPNCLIENT) "This manages the Virtual Network Adapter device driver and connection service for the SoftEther VPN Client. When this service is stopped, it will not be possible to use SoftEther VPN Client on this computer to connect to a SoftEther VPN Server.".
  • vpnclient_x64.exe runs as a service named 'SoftEther VPN Client' (SEVPNCLIENT) "This manages the Virtual Network Adapter device driver and connection service for the SoftEther VPN Client. When this service is stopped, it will not be possible to use SoftEther VPN Client on this computer to connect to a SoftEther VPN Server.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • vpnclient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SoftEther VPN Client UI Helper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpnclient.exe" /uihelp.
  • vpnclient_x64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SoftEther VPN Client UI Helper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpnclient_x64.exe" /uihelp.
6 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • vpncmgr_x64.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpncmgr_x64.exe'.
  • vpncmgr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpncmgr.exe'.
  • vpncmd_x64.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpncmd_x64.exe'.
  • vpncmd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpncmd.exe'.
  • vpnclient_x64.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpnclient_x64.exe'.
  • vpnclient.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SoftEther VPN Client\vpnclient.exe'.

How do I remove SoftEther VPN Client?

Quickly and completely remove SoftEther VPN Client from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SoftEther 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SoftEther VPN Client, 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 SoftEther VPN Client.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 52%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 52.31%
Windows 7 45.44%
Windows XP 1.47%
Windows Vista 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.03%
Windows 10 Home 12.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.10%
Windows 10 Pro 11.19%
Windows 7 Professional 9.84%
Windows 8.1 8.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.67%
  France 5.35%
  MA 4.23%
  DZ 4.04%
  United Kingdom 3.63%
  Taiwan 2.88%
  Saudi Arabia 2.09%
  Canada 2.02%
  Japan 1.94%
  Indonesia 1.91%
  Germany 1.87%
  Hong Kong 1.83%
  Malaysia 1.80%
  Italy 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.38%
Acer 18.35%
ASUS 16.82%
Dell 16.61%
Lenovo 7.28%
GIGABYTE 5.90%
Toshiba 4.81%
Samsung 3.28%
MSI 2.11%
Intel 0.80%
Alienware 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.46%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.50%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.33%
HP Compaq dc5850 Small Fo... 2.63%

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