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What does the cClient.exe file do?

The cClient.exe process is also known as Collection Client and is a part of TSCensus Client Apps or, as the case may be, ZENworks Asset Management - Client. This software is produced by Novell (www.novell.com) or, as the case may be, Tally Systems (www.tallysystems.com). An obsolete or defective version of cClient.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about cClient.exe Collection Client

cClient.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file cClient.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 360,448 bytes (60% of all these files), 335,872 bytes or, as the case may be, 339,968 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This particular software is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. The cClient file is not part of the Windows operating system. CClient.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools as well as track other applications. For this reason, 62% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A cClient.exe file has a 90% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 47,616 bytes. There is no internal description of the file. The file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This cClient program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows.

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 cClient.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 cClient?

Used to inventory executables on a machine, generally for internal licensing compliance.
take it down unless you are connected to your work's network used by IT and network admins
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Used by Novell Zenworks Asset Manager for HW and SW inventory (further information...)
Tally was purchased by Novell and is part of their Zenworks product line. This is an network inventory tool that IT departments use to track their software and hardware assets. If you disable this, be prepared to explain why you don't want your employer to be able to track their equipment. (further information...)
Chess Interface for connecting to FICS
CClient belonging to ZENworks Asset Management from Novell, Inc
Bev Williams

Summary: 4 users judge cClient.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall TSCensus Client Apps or ZENworks Asset Management - Client

To remove Collection Client from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate TSCensus Client Apps or ZENworks Asset Management - Client in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if cClient.exe (Collection Client) 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 Collection Client. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Collection Client 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 cClient.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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