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Should I remove SonicWALL Enforced Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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1.9.54 9.09%
1.9.40 18.18%
1.9.24 9.09%
1.8.70 9.09%
1.8.64 36.36%
1.8.63 9.09%
1.7.20 9.09%

SonicWALL Enforced Client


SonicWALL Enforced Client is a software program developed by SonicWALL. The most common release is 1.8.64, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 12 files. The installed file KAVUpdater.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 7. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonicwall.com
Help link: www.sonicwall.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SonicWALL\SonicWALL Enforced Client
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FFD400FA-79E6-4543-97CF-1EA504E1BA6B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SonicWALL Enforced Client

  • DashHlpAdm.exe - SonicWALL Enforced Client (SonicWALL Enforced Client Dashboard Admin Helper)
  • KAVUpdater.exe - SEC DAT Updater Module.
  • SECConsole.exe - SonicWALL Enforced Client Console
  • SECShellExt.dll - SECShellExt Module for Virus Scan
  • SECShellExt64.dll
  • SWDash.exe - SonicWALL Enforced Client Dashboard
  • SWEC.exe - SonicWALL Enforced Client Service
  • SWECAV.exe - SonicWALL Enforced Client AV Service
  • SWECLOG.exe - SonicWALL COMLogger Service
  • SWLogger.dll - ECM Logger DLL
  • DisableMonitors.exe - Disable AV Monitor

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • SECShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SECShellExt' with a class of {10232C27-DE8B-41fd-8F9D-F27DF4928393}.
  • SECShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SECShellExt' with a class of {10232C27-DE8B-41fd-8F9D-F27DF4928393}.
3 Services
  • SWECLOG.exe runs as a service named 'SonicWall Enforced Client Logger' (SECLOG) "Provides an interface to the SonicWall Enforced Client logger.".
  • SWECAV.exe runs as a service named 'SonicWall Enforced Client AV' (SECAV) "Provides an interface to installed antivirus vendor software for the SonicWall Enforced Client.".
  • SWEC.exe runs as a service named 'SonicWall Enforced Client' (SEC) "Works in conjunction with a SonicWall UTM device to provide enhanced security services to both the local host and the network.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SWDash.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ECM Dashboard' which loads as C:\Program Files\SonicWall\SonicWall Enforced Client\SWDash.exe /splash.

How do I remove SonicWALL Enforced Client?

Quickly and completely remove SonicWALL Enforced 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 SonicWALL Enforced 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 SonicWALL Enforced 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 SonicWALL Enforced Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows XP 18.18%
Windows 10 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 54.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.18%
Windows 10 Pro 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 81.82%
Hewlett-Packard 9.09%
ASUS 9.09%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 3020 18.18%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 18.18%
Dell OptiPlex 330 9.09%
Dell Dimension E521 9.09%
ASUSTeK U52F 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1000z 9.09%


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