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Should I remove SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,885
United States Rank #8,790
Reach 0.0213%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.28 days
716.35 days >
Average installed length: 376.39 days


6.0.176 5.95%
6.0.169 0.48%
5.5.158 16.90%
5.5.156 5.00%
5.5.155 0.24%
5.0.149 2.14%
5.0.145 1.67%
4.0.143 5.71%
4.0.140 4.52%
4.0.138 20.71%
4.0.134 8.33%
4.0.133 0.24%
4.0.131 3.81%
3.5.111 6.19%
3.5.108 6.90%
3.5.107 6.67%
3.5.106 2.14%
3.5.104 0.95%
3.0.85 0.71%
2.5.74 0.24%
2.1.58 0.24%
2.1.56 0.24%

SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender

What is SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender?  (from SonicWALL)

SonicWALL NetExtender is a transparent software application for Windows users that enables remote users to securely connect to the remote network. With NetExtender, remote users can securely run any application on the remote network. Users can upload and download files, mount network drives, and access resources in the...  Read more


SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender is a program developed by SonicWALL. The most used version is 4.0.138, 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 main program executable is negui.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 4.43 MB (4,644,733 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 74% of users of SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonicwall.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sonicwall\ssl-vpn\netextender
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SonicWALL\SSL-VPN\NetExtender\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 4.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender

Program executable:negui.exe
Name:NeExtender GUI client
Path:C:\Program Files\sonicwall\ssl-vpn\netextender\negui.exe
Additional files:
  • NxDrv.sys - SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender driver for Windows. (64 bits)
  • NEUpdsvc.exe - SonicWALL NetExtender Update Service
  • NEService.exe - NetExtender Windows NT Service (SonicWALL NetExtender Windows NT Service)
  • NEService64.exe
  • NxRas.dll - NetExtender CustomDialer (NetExtender CustomDialer for RAS)
  • NxRas64.dll
  • SLog.dll - SonicWALL SLog DLL
  • SLog64.dll
  • NECore.dll - NetExtender Core (SonicWALL NetExtender Core DLL)
  • NECore64.dll
  • NECLI.exe - NeExtender CLI
  • NEUpdUI.exe - SonicWALL NetExtender Updater UI
  • lgView.exe - NetExtender Log Viewer
  • NEHook.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NEGui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9C7A4902-2CA0-4676-A1B6-DDDDA9F424D2}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • NEService.exe runs as a service named 'SonicWALL NetExtender Service' (SONICWALL_NetExtender).
  • NEService64.exe runs as a service named 'SonicWALL NetExtender Service' (SONICWALL_NetExtender).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NEGui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SonicWALLNetExtender' which loads as C:\Program Files\SonicWALL\SSL-VPN\NetExtender\NEGui.exe -hideGUI -clearReboot.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006503744%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016816%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00048221%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,211,204
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8.11 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:692 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:19.95 MB
Total CPU:0.0007624869%
Kernel CPU:0.00030255%
User CPU:0.00045994%
CPU cycles/sec:6,623,872
I/O reads/min:113 Bytes
I/O writes/min:1.45 KB

How do I remove SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender?

You can uninstall SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender 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 SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender, 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 SonicWALL SSL-VPN NetExtender.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.57%
Windows 10 8.33%
Windows XP 7.62%
Windows Vista 5.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 45.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.62%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.89%
  United Kingdom 3.61%
  Canada 3.28%
  France 2.96%
  Germany 2.13%
  Spain 1.31%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  India 1.15%
  Italy 0.99%
  Australia 0.82%
  Switzerland 0.66%
  Belgium 0.66%
  Sweden 0.66%
  Japan 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 48.45%
Hewlett-Packard 21.99%
Acer 6.53%
Samsung 4.47%
Lenovo 4.12%
ASUS 3.78%
Intel 2.75%
Toshiba 2.75%
Sahara 1.37%
Sony 1.03%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6510 3.91%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.79%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.79%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.79%
Dell XPS 8300 2.23%


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