What does the capiws.exe file do?
The capiws.exe process is also known as OpenVPN Connect or, as the case may be, OpenVPN Client and is a part of OpenVPN Connect or, as the case may be, OpenVPN Client. This software is produced by OpenVPN Technologies. An obsolete or defective version of capiws.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OpenVPN Connect has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OpenVPN Connect has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- capiws.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module capiws.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about capiws.exe OpenVPN Connect
capiws.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file capiws.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 24,064 bytes (91% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 23,552 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. The capiws file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves capiws.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about capiws?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall OpenVPN Connect or OpenVPN Client
To remove OpenVPN Connect from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate OpenVPN Connect or OpenVPN Client in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if capiws.exe (OpenVPN Connect) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of OpenVPN Connect. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OpenVPN Connect or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or capiws.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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