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Should I remove WatchGuard Mobile VPN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,775
United States Rank #28,520
Reach 0.0052%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.25 days
0.79 days >
Average installed length: 0.41 days


11.32 Build 90 1.94%
11.32 Build 218 0.97%
10.23 0.97%
10.22 65.05%
10.20 22.33%
10.10 6.80%
10.04 0.97%
10.00 0.97%

WatchGuard Mobile VPN


WatchGuard Mobile VPN is a software program developed by WatchGuard Technologies. The most common release is 10.22, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named ncpmon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 38.03 MB (39,872,319 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 41% of users of WatchGuard Mobile VPN come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\watchguard\mobile vpn
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WatchGuard\Mobile VPN\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 38.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WatchGuard Mobile VPN

Program executable:ncpmon.exe
Name:NCP Secure Client
Path:C:\Program Files\watchguard\mobile vpn\ncpmon.exe
Additional files:
  • ncpclcfg.exe (by NCP engineering GmbH) - NCP Client Configuration Service
  • INSTNT5.EXE (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider) - Windows (R) 2000 DDK driver (network config sample)
  • ncpcredentialprovider.dll (by NCP engineering GmbH) - NCP Credential Provider
  • BSDNTIF.DLL (by NCP Engineering GmbH) - NCP Secure Client. (Provides NCP UDP Interface services.)
  • ncpclcfg.dll - NCP Secure Client (NCP Client Configuration Interface)
  • ncpg3mon.dll (by NCP Engineering GmbH) - Provides NCP VPN, PPP and Dial services
  • ncprwsnt.exe
  • ncpmon1.dll (by NCP) - NCP ncpmon1 (ncpmon1)
  • ext2ini.exe
  • g3monapl.exe
  • INST95.EXE
  • L2T95.DLL
  • L2T98.DLL
  • NcpCompr.dll
  • NcpCry.DLL
  • ncpdrvupd.dll
  • ncpgacc.dll
  • ncphauth.exe
  • Ncphwinfo.dll
  • ncpmon3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NCPMON.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA86EC4D-EEBF-4921-AC1E-62A405AA625E}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • ncpclcfg.exe runs as a service named 'NCP Client Configuration Support' (ncpclcfg) "Supports Secure Client configuration management.".
  • ncprwsnt.exe runs as a service named 'ncprwsnt' (ncprwsnt) "Provides NCP PPP,VPN and DIALING services".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ncpmon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NcpMonitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\WatchGuard\Mobile VPN\ncpmon.exe" autorun.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NCPMON.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WatchGuard\Mobile VPN\NCPMON.exe'.

How do I remove WatchGuard Mobile VPN?

You can uninstall WatchGuard Mobile VPN 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 WatchGuard Mobile VPN, 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 WatchGuard Mobile VPN.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.61%
Windows XP 7.77%
Windows 10 7.77%
Windows Vista 4.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.88%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.65%
  Germany 17.89%
  Italy 5.69%
  Canada 4.88%
  Mexico 3.25%
  United Kingdom 3.25%
  France 2.44%
  Finland 2.44%
  Spain 2.44%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Singapore 1.63%
  Brazil 1.63%
  Belgium 1.63%
  Sweden 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.13%
Hewlett-Packard 31.88%
Acer 8.70%
Toshiba 4.35%
American Megatrends 4.35%
Lenovo 4.35%
Sony 2.90%
Compaq 1.45%
Common models
HP ProBook 440 G1 3.33%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.22%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.22%
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 2.22%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.22%
HP EliteBook 8560p 2.22%


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