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What does the SecureConnector.exe file do?

The SecureConnector.exe process is also known as CounterACT agent or, as the case may be, ForeScout (Version 32bit SecureConnector) and is a part of ForeScout SecureConnector. This software is produced by ForeScout Technologies (www.forescout.com). An obsolete or defective version of SecureConnector.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 SecureConnector.exe CounterACT agent

SecureConnector.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SecureConnector.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,135,000 bytes (20% of all these files), 2,075,712 bytes, 2,085,672 bytes, 1,043,064 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,098,992 bytes.
The SecureConnector file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This SecureConnector.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. SecureConnector.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 41% 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 SecureConnector.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 SecureConnector?

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 ForeScout SecureConnector

To remove CounterACT agent 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 ForeScout SecureConnector in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if SecureConnector.exe (CounterACT agent) 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 CounterACT agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CounterACT agent 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 SecureConnector.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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