What is cClient.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the cClient.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CClient.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cClient
CClient.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Collection Client belongs to software ZENworks Asset Management or TSCensus Client Apps or ZENworks Asset Management - Client or ZENworks Asset Management - Client Apps by Novell ( or Tally Systems (

Description: CClient.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file cClient.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\Tally Systems Corp\TSCensus\bin\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 356,352 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 360,448 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The cClient.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. CClient.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall ZENworks Asset Management or TSCensus Client Apps from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If cClient.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 88% dangerous. The file size is 47,616 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 48,128 bytes or 171,008 bytes. There is no description of the program. CClient.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. CClient.exe is able to manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cClient.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Artemis!E07BB6CA7677 or Artemis!4929469A6804 (detected by McAfee), and Gen:Variant.Kazy.150364 or Trojan.Generic.8237319 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the cClient.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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
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  

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Summary: Average user rating of cClient.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 4 users think cClient.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving cClient issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cClient. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the cClient.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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