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Sophos IPsec Client


Sophos IPsec Client is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. 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. The primary executable is named ncpmon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 44.36 MB (46,518,523 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Sophos IPsec Client come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sophos\sophos ipsec client
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos IPsec Client\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 44.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos IPsec Client

Program executable:ncpmon.exe
Name:NCP Secure Client
NCP Client Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\sophos\sophos ipsec client\ncpmon.exe
Additional files:
  • INSTNT5.EXE (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider) - Windows (R) 2000 DDK driver (network config sample)
  • ncplelhp.sys (by NCP Engineering GmbH) - NCP Secure Client Adapter (NCP Virtual Tunnel Adapter)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • BSDNTIF.DLL (by NCP Engineering GmbH) - NCP Secure Client. (Provides NCP UDP Interface services.)
  • NcpBudgetGui.exe (by NCP engineering GmbH) - NCP Secure Client (NCP Budget Manager GUI)
  • ncpclcfg.dll (by NCP engineering GmbH) - NCP Client Configuration Interface
  • ncpclcfg.exe - NCP Client Configuration Service
  • ncpcredentialprovider.dll - NCP Credential Provider
  • ncpg3mon.dll - Provides NCP VPN, PPP and Dial services
  • NCPPOPUP.exe - NCP Secure Client Popup
  • ncpmon1.dll (by NCP) - NCP ncpmon1 (ncpmon1)
  • ext2ini.exe
  • g3monapl.exe
  • INST95.EXE
  • L2T95.DLL
  • L2T98.DLL
  • MonResource.dll
  • NcpBudget2008.dll
  • NcpClientCmd.exe
  • NcpCompr.dll
  • NcpCry.DLL
  • ncpdrvupd.dll
  • ncpgacc.dll
  • ncphauth.exe
  • Ncphwinfo.dll
  • NCPMON2.dll
  • ncpmon3.dll
  • Ncpp11cfg.dll
  • ncpregrep.exe
  • ncpregrep32.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ncpclcfg.exe runs as a service named 'NCP Client Configuration Support' (ncpclcfg) "Supports Secure Client configuration management.".
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • NCPPOPUP.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NcpPopup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos IPsec Client\ncppopup.exe" noerrmsg.
  • ncpmon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NcpMonitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCP\SecureClient\ncpmon.exe" autorun.
  • NcpBudgetGui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NcpBudgetGui' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCP\SecureClient\NcpBudgetGui.exe" -start.

How do I remove Sophos IPsec Client?

You can uninstall Sophos IPsec 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 Sophos IPsec 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 Sophos IPsec Client.

Win 10 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 66.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  United Kingdom 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
HP Z400 Workstation 33.33%
Dell XPS L421X 33.33%
Dell Latitude E6510 33.33%

About Sophos Limited

Sophos is a developer of security software and hardware, including anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-spyware, network access control and data loss prevention for desktops, servers, email systems and other network gateways.
Publisher URL: www.sophos.com


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