What is ventc.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 ventc.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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Ventc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ventc
Ventc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as VentC or Venturi Client belongs to software Venturi Client or Netbooster or Venturi2 Client or Speed by Venturi Wireless ( or Fourelle Systems (

Description: Ventc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ventc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\Venturi2\Client\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 868,352 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,204,306 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Ventc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with ventc.exe, you may want to do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Venturi Client or Netbooster using Windows Control Panel
  2) get help from the software vendor Venturiwireless.

Recommended: Identify ventc.exe related errors

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

Venturi Transport Protocol (VTP), the company's patented optimization technology, dramatically increases network efficiency by reducing data traffic on the network.
  Steve G   (further information)
Venturi client, optional add-on shipped with Verizon's PCMCIA CDMA (1x Ev-DO) wireless card. The process can safely be killed.
  Anon Ymous   (further information)
Installed with my Verizon Wireless cell phone connection to compact the transmission and make it 7 times faster
Process for Verizon Wireless
It was SERIOUSLY slowing down my laptop-couldnt do ANYTHING b/c of it - was able to safely stop it through task mngr;
  Ria O  
Venturi Server - Verizon Wireless PC Card Access
  Kim Dinell  
Keeps locking up and consuming 100% CPU
Sometimes logging in through VPN, the VPN process stalls. If I go into Task Manager and end the ventc.exe process, then I can get VPN to work
  Joan B  
Frequently hogs 95%+ of my CPU capacity and must be shut down using the task manager. Can be shut down safely. Verizon Wireless Internet works fine without it when it goes berserk like this.
  Verizon User  
Consistently used 99% of CPU and really slowed things down. Ended task with task manager; no problem. Came with Verizon Wireless PC card installation.
Verizon Wireless Venturi for EvDO wireless card. Using Venturi dramatically SLOWED downloads from web to my system, so I disabled it.
  Ken M  
ditto previous am pretty much newbie at compuing etc but was comsuming 50%of duocore cpu,shut it down and cpu usuage at 2%. i have Verizon broadband .customers ,,,
Causes some secure Java apps to fail

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Summary: Average user rating of ventc.exe: based on 14 votes with 13 user comments. 5 users think ventc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think ventc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ventc issues

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