What does the openvpn-gui.exe file do?
The openvpn-gui.exe process is also known as OpenVPN GUI for Windows or, as the case may be, SSL VPN Client for Windows and is a part of OpenVPN (Version 2.4.5-I601, 2.0.9-gui, 2.4.6-I602, 2.4.7-I607-Win10, 2.4.0-I602, 2.4.0-I601, 2.1.3-gui, 2.2.2-gui) or, as the case may be, Sophos SSL VPN Client. This software is produced by OpenVPN GUI or, as the case may be, Sophos. An obsolete or defective version of openvpn-gui.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OpenVPN GUI for Windows has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OpenVPN GUI for Windows 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)
- openvpn-gui.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module openvpn-gui.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about openvpn-gui.exe OpenVPN GUI for Windows
openvpn-gui.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file openvpn-gui.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 99,328 bytes (18% of all these files), 672,384 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual For this reason, 47% 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 openvpn-gui.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 openvpn-gui?
|Openvpn gui (further information...) |
|Required for SSL VPN in use |
|It seems to allow malware attempts if you don't "run as admin" in Windows 7. |
Summary: 2 users judge openvpn-gui.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall OpenVPN or Sophos SSL VPN Client
To remove OpenVPN GUI for Windows 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 or Sophos SSL VPN Client in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if openvpn-gui.exe (OpenVPN GUI for Windows) 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 GUI for Windows. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OpenVPN GUI for Windows 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 openvpn-gui.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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