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Should I remove VIP Access?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,203
United States Rank #5,145
Reach 0.0588%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.66 days
491.36 days >
Average installed length: 258.17 days


VersionDistribution 2.94% 4.06% 38.00% 0.09% 47.84% 7.08%

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VIP Access

What is VIP Access?

This program is the Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP) Access Software Development Kit (SDK) software for supported notebook models running a supported operating system. This package provides middleware which, when used with HP SimplePass software, enables One-Time Password (OTP) authentication on selected web sites using the Intel Management Engine.

About  (from Symantec)

Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service is a leading cloud-based strong authentication service that enables enterprises to secure access to networks and applications while preventing access by malicious unauthorized attackers. A unified solution providing both two-factor and risk-based token-less authentication, ...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 VIPAppService.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 25.49 MB (26,725,874 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\VIP Access Client\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{97C89A11-9AD7-49CE-9F90-54BF075623CE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 25.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VIP Access

Program executable:VIPAppService.exe
Name:VIP Access
Symantec VIPAppService
Path:C:\Program Files\Symantec\VIP Access Client\VIPAppService.exe
Additional files:
  • Lue.dll - Symantec LiveUpdate Technologies (Symantec LiveUpdate Engine)
  • ccL100U.dll - Symantec Security Technologies (Symantec Library)
  • LiveUpdateUI.exe - VIP Access (Symantec LiveUpdateUI App)
  • LiveUpdateUIDEU.dll
  • LiveUpdateUIELL.dll
  • LiveUpdateUIESP.dll
  • LiveUpdateUIFRA.dll
  • LiveUpdateUIITA.dll
  • LiveUpdateUIJPN.dll
  • LiveUpdateUIPTB.dll
  • VIPAddOnForIE.dll - Symantec VIP Access Add-On
  • VIPAppService.exe - Symantec VIPAppService
  • VIPUIManager.exe - Symantec VIP Access
  • VIPUIManagerDEU.dll
  • VIPUIManagerELL.dll
  • VIPUIManagerESP.dll
  • VIPUIManagerFRA.dll
  • VIPUIManagerITA.dll
  • VIPUIManagerJPN.dll
  • VIPUIManagerPTB.dll
  • WhiteList.exe - Symantec WhiteList App

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).
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • VIPUIManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C84067E1-9E5B-4FEB-A758-158358B728BC}' (runs on registration).
  • LiveUpdateUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4AC16B95-6537-44A1-BA22-1430F2764FDB}' (runs on registration).
  • VIPAppService.exe runs as a service named 'VIPAppService' (VIPAppService) "VIP Service".

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) 69%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.72%
Windows 10 27.96%
Windows Vista 1.38%
Windows XP 0.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.28%
Windows 7 Professional 30.67%
Windows 10 Home 9.90%
Windows 10 Pro 5.39%
Windows 8.1 4.17%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.96%
  United Kingdom 3.96%
  Canada 3.13%
  Germany 3.07%
  Australia 2.23%
  Japan 2.17%
  India 1.28%
  Israel 1.09%
  France 1.02%
  Italy 1.02%
  Netherlands 0.96%
  Singapore 0.83%
  Belgium 0.83%
  Taiwan 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.76%
Lenovo 22.03%
Dell 18.22%
Sony 4.24%
Acer 3.53%
Toshiba 2.68%
ASUS 2.26%
Common models
LENOVO 4239CTO 4.27%
LENOVO 4177CTO 2.67%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1212c 2.40%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1280t 2.40%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1226s 2.40%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1260t 2.13%

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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