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Should I remove VIP Access?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,985
United States Rank #2,324
Reach 0.1972%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.04 days
591.25 days >
Average installed length: 310.66 days


VersionDistribution 61.74% 5.45% 1.98% 8.80% 13.43% 8.52% 0.08%

VIP Access

What is VIP Access?  (from VeriSign)

Validation & ID Protection (VIP) Access Desktop is a free online security credential that you can download to your computer desktop. Use VIP Access as an extra layer of identity protection when you Sign In to participating online banks and merchant sites within the VIP Network. VIP Access helps protect your accounts an...  Read more


VIP Access is a software program developed by VeriSign. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named VIPUIManager.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 33.65 MB (35,283,393 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 61% of users of VIP Access come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.VeriSign.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\VIP Access Client\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E8D46836-CD55-453C-A107-A59EC51CB8DC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 33.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VIP Access

Program executable:VIPUIManager.exe
Name:VIP Access
Symantec VIPUIManager
Path:C:\Program Files\Symantec\VIP Access Client\VIPUIManager.exe
Additional files:
  • Lue.dll (by Symantec) - Symantec LiveUpdate Technologies (Symantec LiveUpdate Engine)
  • LiveUpdateUIDEU.dll (by Symantec) - VIP Access (Symantec LiveUpdateUI Germany DLL)
  • LiveUpdateUIELL.dll - Symantec LiveUpdateUI Greek DLL
  • LiveUpdateUIESP.dll - Symantec LiveUpdateUI Spanish DLL
  • LiveUpdateUIFRA.dll - Symantec LiveUpdateUI French DLL
  • LiveUpdateUIITA.dll - Symantec LiveUpdateUI Italian DLL
  • LiveUpdateUIJPN.dll - Symantec LiveUpdateUI Japanese DLL
  • LiveUpdateUIPTB.dll - Symantec LiveUpdateUI Brazilian DLL
  • VIPAddOnForIE.dll - Symantec VIP Access Add-On
  • VIPAppService.exe - Symantec VIPAppService
  • VIPUIManager.exe - Symantec VIPUIManager
  • VIPUIManagerDEU.dll - Symantec VIPUIManager German DLL
  • VIPUIManagerELL.dll - Symantec VIPUIManager Greek DLL
  • VIPUIManagerESP.dll - Symantec VIPUIManager Spanish DLL
  • VIPUIManagerFRA.dll - Symantec VIPUIManager French DLL
  • VIPUIManagerITA.dll - Symantec VIPUIManager Italian DLL
  • VIPUIManagerJPN.dll - Symantec VIPUIManager Japanese DLL
  • VIPUIManagerPTB.dll - Symantec VIPUIManager Brazilian DLL
  • WhiteList.exe - Symantec WhiteList App
  • JSON.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • VIPAddOnForIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Symantec VIP Access Add-On' with the class of {C63CD127-A1CB-4D49-A4F7-D6F88A917BE6} (IEPlugin).
  • VIPAppService.exe runs as a service named 'VIPAppService' (VIPAppService) "VIP Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.06 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00000685%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,067
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:42 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:38 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VIP Access?

You can uninstall VIP Access 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 VIP Access, 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 VIP Access.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by VIP Access you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.63%
Windows 10 12.14%
Windows XP 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 58.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.07%
Windows 10 Pro 5.35%
Windows 10 Home 3.25%
Windows 8.1 0.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.73%
  Canada 4.48%
  Germany 3.48%
  United Kingdom 3.26%
  France 2.43%
  Japan 1.54%
  Australia 1.51%
  DK 1.35%
  Italy 1.18%
  Israel 1.04%
  Taiwan 0.95%
  Czech Republic 0.87%
  Hong Kong 0.85%
  Sweden 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 72.18%
Hewlett-Packard 23.31%
Sony 4.51%
Common models
LENOVO 2359CTO 5.15%
LENOVO 2436CTO 3.53%
LENOVO 3254CTO 3.32%
LENOVO 2342CTO 3.32%
LENOVO 3443CTO 3.19%
LENOVO 3259CTO 3.12%


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