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Should I remove Symantec PKI Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,097
United States Rank #27,712
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.90 days
115.11 days >
Average installed length: 60.48 days


VersionDistribution 3.85% 7.69% 23.08% 9.62% 5.77% 17.31% 5.77% 21.15% 1.92% 1.92% 1.92%

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Symantec PKI Client


Symantec PKI Client is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is, 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 installer includes 43 files and is usually about 18.7 MB (19,606,274 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 Symantec PKI Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.symauth.com/support/contact/index.html#support4
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\PKI Client\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9FAC5052-9AA2-4181-9B0B-6CA5AECE5FDA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec PKI Client

  • nptblive-4-x86_64.dll - Symantec Authentication Client (Symantec Authentication Client - Browser Support)
  • tblive-4-com-x86_64- - Symantec Authentication Client - IE Support
  • PKIClient-API.dll - Symantec\ PKI\ Client
  • BOAS-x86_64- - Symantec PKI Client (Symantec PKI Client - BOAS Subsystem)
  • nptblive-4-x86.dll - Symantec PKI Client - Browser Support
  • PKIClient.exe - Symantec PKI Client --
  • PKIClientAgent.exe
  • SAND-x86_64- - Symantec PKI Client - SAND Subsystem
  • tblive-4-com-x86_64- - Symantec PKI Client - IE Support
  • tblive-4-com-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-com-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-com-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-com-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-com-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-com-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-com-x86-
  • tblive-4-com-x86-
  • tblive-4-core-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-core-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-core-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-core-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-core-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-core-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-core-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-core-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-core-x86_64-
  • tblive-4-core-x86-
  • tblive-4-core-x86-
  • tblive-4-core-x86-
  • tblive-4-helper-console-x86.exe - Symantec PKI Client - Helper
  • tblive-4-helper-console-x86_64.exe
  • tblive-4-helper-x86.exe
  • tblive-4-helper-x86_64.exe
  • TBCSP.dll - Symantec Corporation Cryptographic Service Provider
  • CSPPKCS11.dll
  • PKCS11.dll
  • regcard.exe
  • TBPKCS11.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • regcard.exe runs as a service named 'Lenovo Camera Mute' (LENOVO.CAMMUTE).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • PKIClientAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Symantec PKI Client' which loads as C:\Program Files\Symantec\PKI Client\PKIClientAgent.exe.
  • PKIClient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Symantec PKI Client' which loads as C:\Program Files\Symantec\PKI Client\PKIClient.exe.

How do I remove Symantec PKI Client?

You can uninstall Symantec PKI 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 Symantec PKI 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 Symantec PKI Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 2%
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 7 75.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 38.78%
Windows 7 Professional 20.41%
Windows 10 Pro 8.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.16%
Windows 8.1 8.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.97%
  Netherlands 9.59%
  India 6.85%
  Canada 2.74%
  Russia 1.37%
  United Kingdom 1.37%
  Italy 1.37%
  Switzerland 1.37%
  Germany 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Lenovo 16.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
Toshiba 8.00%
Acer 6.00%
ASUS 4.00%
Samsung 2.00%
Alienware 2.00%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6430 14.29%
LENOVO 2349G7U 6.12%
Dell Precision 7510 6.12%
Dell Latitude E5440 6.12%
ASUS All Series 4.08%
Dell Latitude E7450 4.08%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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