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What does the dsNcService.exe file do?

The dsNcService.exe process is also known as Network Connect Service and is a part of Juniper Networks Network Connect or, as the case may be, Juniper Network Connect Service. This software is produced by Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net). An obsolete or defective version of dsNcService.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 dsNcService.exe Network Connect service

dsNcService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file dsNcService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 431,472 bytes (14% of all these files), 660,848 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
It is the service "dsNcService".
The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The dsNcService file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 22% 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 dsNcService.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 dsNcService?

Application to connect trough RACOM/Firewall
Mats Fröderberg
Absolutely needed for Juniper Networks infrastrcture connections...
Brett Gordon
Installed as part of my Virtual Private Network Connection when using Remote Desktop to access my work PC. Seems okay.
Windows service used by the Juniper Network Connect VPN application
Used to connect to Juniper VPN
Peter Parker

Summary: 8 users judge dsNcService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Juniper Networks Network Connect or Juniper Network Connect Service

To remove Network Connect service 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 Juniper Networks Network Connect or Juniper Network Connect Service in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if dsNcService.exe (Network Connect service) 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 Network Connect service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Network Connect service 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 dsNcService.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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