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Should I remove StrongVPN Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,590
United States Rank #13,855
Reach 0.0225%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.01 days
340.80 days >
Average installed length: 179.06 days


VersionDistribution 13.33% 4.76% 13.33% 4.44% 2.22% 1.27% 0.32% 12.70% 25.71% 2.86% 4.44% 12.38% 0.32% 0.63% 0.63% 0.63%

StrongVPN Client


StrongVPN Client is a software program developed by Black Oak Computers, Inc. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 5.86 MB (6,141,686 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 42% of users of StrongVPN Client come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: strongvpn.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StrongVPN\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\StrongVPN\unins000.exe"
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 5.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by StrongVPN Client

  • StrongService.exe - StrongVPN Client Service (StrongService)
  • StrongHelper.exe - StrongVPN Client Helper (StrongHelper)
  • StrongDial.exe - StrongVPN Client (StrongDial)
  • DotRas.dll (by Jeff Winn) - DotRas
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • StrongDial.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0C439421-7C04-44E7-A708-C0B43AFE8587}' (runs on registration).
  • StrongService.exe runs as a service named 'StrongVPN Service' (StrongVPN Service) "Provides auxillary functions for your installed StrongVPN Client. For support, visit reliablehosting.com or call 1-415-255-5711 for assistance.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • StrongDial.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'StrongVPN Client' and executes as "C:\Program Files\StrongVPN\StrongDial.exe" --silent.

How do I remove StrongVPN Client?

Quickly and completely remove StrongVPN 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 StrongVPN 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 StrongVPN 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 StrongVPN Client.

Win 8 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 52.70%
Windows 7 45.08%
Windows XP 1.59%
Windows Vista 0.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.81%
Windows 8.1 16.51%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.65%
Windows 7 Professional 10.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.52%
Windows 10 Pro 3.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.71%
  United Kingdom 5.43%
  Saudi Arabia 3.71%
  France 3.43%
  Australia 3.14%
  Singapore 3.14%
  Canada 2.57%
  Korea 2.29%
  Sweden 2.00%
  Thailand 2.00%
  Japan 1.71%
  Norway 1.43%
  Mexico 1.43%
  Spain 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.39%
Dell 17.10%
ASUS 15.03%
Acer 10.36%
Toshiba 7.77%
Lenovo 7.25%
Samsung 6.22%
Sony 2.07%
MSI 2.07%
Apple 2.07%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.90%
Sony SVE171290X 2.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.17%
LENOVO 3443CTO 2.17%
ASUSTeK K53SC 1.45%

comments1 comment

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Joshua Jonesover a year ago
Why using a VPN when you can use a DNS service like UnoTelly? The DNS option is much faster and easier to use.