What is IPClient.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 IPClient.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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IPClient.exe file information

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

The process known as IP Session Statistics belongs to software Visual IP InSight or EarthLink FastLane by Visual Networks (

Description: IPClient.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The IPClient.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (common is C:\Program Files (x86)\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 380,928 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). IPClient.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with IPClient.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramEarthLink FastLane or consult's Customer Service for advice.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IPClient.exe. Therefore, you should check the IPClient.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

monitors and tests the performance of network connections
  Matt   (further information)
Used by SBC for connection manager tool for Yahoo DSL. Not necessary for interent browsing or even maintaining your connection but I have noticed that my junk e-mail is consistent with the places I've browsed. I always deny it's access through Zone Alarm and never have a problem. I do believe that ipmon.exe also runs with ipclient.exe. The ipmon32 or ipmon.exe may be a browsing monitor, either way, by ending these tasks you'll find no difference in your internet experience. Are you experienced? Do a search on IPClient.exe and you'll find numerous discussion boards that concure(sp?)
IPclient.exe, and IPMon.exe (SBC)caused the screen on an Inspiron 6000 to "black out" no icons, taskbar, or start menu. All tasks were manually accomplished through task manager. New Task.
Monitors connection speed and quality used mostly for IT managers and Tech support reps
    (further information)
It's part of Earthlink TotalAccess's FastLane
  not too worried,II  
It's *ALSO* part of Earthlink TotalAccess's FastLane
  not too worried,II  
wen ipclient and ipmon32 runs my desktops ico/toolbar disappear
It apparently shows up in AT&T installations for dsl too.
IPclient.exe and IPMon.exe are killing explorer.exe, after ending these processes explorer.exe can be started again.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of IPClient.exe: based on 7 votes with 9 user comments. One user thinks IPClient.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. 2 users think IPClient.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade IPClient.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving IPClient issues

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