What is RampartSvc.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 RampartSvc.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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RampartSvc.exe file information

The process known as RampartSvc Module belongs to software SonicWALL Global VPN Client by SonicWALL (

Description: RampartSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RampartSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 131,072 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 230,936 bytes or 114,780 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with RampartSvc.exe, you can also uninstall SonicWALL Global VPN Client software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify RampartSvc.exe related errors

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

part of sonicwall vpn software
this seems to be part of the Sonic Wall VPN Client. It loads with SonicWall but does not unload when the SW icon is removed from the tray
  John S turdy  
SonicWall VPN Client Service; SonicWall client for VPN access. Legitimate
Part of SonicWall GLobal VPN Client
  Bambam   (further information)
installed as part of vpn access
Sonicwall Client software
  Dean   (further information)
it is associated with SonicWall VPN Client
  Charlene Gaylord   (further information)
it is the process for the Sonicwall VPN Client Service

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of RampartSvc.exe: based on 8 votes with 8 user comments. 6 users think RampartSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving RampartSvc issues

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