What does the IPClient.exe file do?
The IPClient.exe process is also known as IP Session Statistics and is a part of Visual IP InSight or, as the case may be, EarthLink FastLane. This software is produced by Visual Networks (www.visualnetworks.com). An obsolete or defective version of IPClient.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- IP Session Statistics has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IP Session Statistics 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)
- IPClient.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module IPClient.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about IPClient.exe IP Session Statistics
IPClient.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file IPClient.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 380,928 bytes.
This IPClient.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). IPClient.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 53% 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 IPClient.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 IPClient?
|monitors and tests the performance of network connections |
|Used by SBC for connection manager tool for Yahoo DSL. Not necessary for interent browsing or even maintaining your connection but I have noticed that my junk e-mail is consistent with the places I've browsed. I always deny it's access through Zone Alarm and never have a problem. I do believe that ipmon.exe also runs with ipclient.exe. The ipmon32 or ipmon.exe may be a browsing monitor, either way, by ending these tasks you'll find no difference in your internet experience. Are you experienced? Do a search on IPClient.exe and you'll find numerous discussion boards that concure(sp?) |
|IPclient.exe, and IPMon.exe (SBC)caused the screen on an Inspiron 6000 to "black out" no icons, taskbar, or start menu. All tasks were manually accomplished through task manager. New Task. |
|Monitors connection speed and quality used mostly for IT managers and Tech support reps |
|It's part of Earthlink TotalAccess's FastLane |
not too worried,II
|It's *ALSO* part of Earthlink TotalAccess's FastLane |
not too worried,II
|wen ipclient and ipmon32 runs my desktops ico/toolbar disappear |
|It apparently shows up in AT&T installations for dsl too. |
|IPclient.exe and IPMon.exe are killing explorer.exe, after ending these processes explorer.exe can be started again. |
Summary: One user judges IPClient.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted IPClient.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Visual IP InSight or EarthLink FastLane
To remove IP Session Statistics 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 Visual IP InSight or EarthLink FastLane in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if IPClient.exe (IP Session Statistics) 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 IP Session Statistics. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for IP Session Statistics 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 IPClient.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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