What is ipseclog.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 ipseclog.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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Ipseclog.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ipseclog
Ipseclog.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ipseclog.exe belongs to software unknown by Cisco Systems (

Description: Ipseclog.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ipseclog.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 173,112 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 173,104 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Ipseclog.exe is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ipseclog.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ipseclog.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

This is used in Cisco VPN software, client side.
it is VPN log monitor and not a virus
  Tushar Thakker   (further information)
used with cisco VPN software client
It's part of Cisco's VPN client.
  Mike Lea-Wilson   (further information)
Installed with the VPN package to automatically log in to my university's wireless network and authenticate my ID. If disabled, manual login is required thru their login page.
  Matt Sandy  
Part of VPN client (v4.6x)
cisco VPN logger

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Summary: Average user rating of ipseclog.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. 5 users think ipseclog.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ipseclog issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ipseclog. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ipseclog.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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