What is FortiSSLVPNdaemon.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 FortiSSLVPNdaemon.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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FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with FortiSSLVPNdaemon
FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as FortiClient SSL VPN daemon belongs to software FortiClient SSL VPN Service by Fortinet (

Description: FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 493,088 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 510,496 bytes, 703,080 bytes or 501,280 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. The service has no detailed description. FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous.

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If FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 954,080 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file. FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe, you could also uninstall the software FortiClient SSLVPN using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware disguises itself as FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FortiSSLVPNdaemon.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.


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Best practices for resolving FortiSSLVPNdaemon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FortiSSLVPNdaemon. 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 FortiSSLVPNdaemon.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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