What is SecureConnector.exe?

The genuine SecureConnector.exe file is a software component of ForeScout SecureConnector by ForeScout Technologies.
ForeScout SecureConnector is a network security software that authenticates machines trying to join a network. SecureConnector.exe runs the ForeScout SecureConnector application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. ForeScout SecureConnector creates an agent on client machines that exists temporarily during a single session and then removes itself. The agent checks for security data which is verified with the ForeScout CounterACT NAC platform before deciding whether to grant or deny permission to access the network. ForeScout SecureConnector is available for the Microsoft Windows platform. ForeScout Technologies is an American company that develops solutions in enterprise security through agentless visibility, control and system-wide orchestration. The company presently serves 2,300 customers in over 60 countries. ForeScout Technologies was founded in 2000 and is currently headquartered in San Jose, California, USA with offices in Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

SecureConnector stands for ForeScout SecureConnector

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 SecureConnector.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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SecureConnector.exe file information

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

The process known as CounterACT agent or ForeScout SecureConnector or ForeScout (version 32bit SecureConnector) belongs to software ForeScout SecureConnector by ForeScout Technologies (

Description: SecureConnector.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SecureConnector.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 964,184 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 853,064 bytes and 6 more variants. 
There is no file information. SecureConnector.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. SecureConnector.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with SecureConnector.exe, you can completely remove ForeScout SecureConnector (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify SecureConnector.exe related errors

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

It showed up when I update Flash player on Win 10
  Norm Mithoug  
I've recently updated my Java, installed a Blackboard Collaborate update and Adobe Reader. It does not show up in Add/Remove Programs and when I try to use the uninstall file it asks for a password.
  Todd F.  
Windows Manageable Secure Connector

Summary: Average user rating of SecureConnector.exe: based on 1 vote with 3 user comments. One user thinks SecureConnector.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade SecureConnector.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving SecureConnector issues

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