What is JuniperSetupClient.exe?

The genuine JuniperSetupClient.exe file is a software component of Juniper Setup Client by Juniper Networks, Inc..
This process installs the software on a Windows PC that is needed to log into a corporate or academic enterprise Virtual Private Network (VPN) maintained on Juniper Networks, which is used by global leaders in network size and traffic among cable and satellite operators, Internet service providers and global financial services organizations. Installation is in two stages: when a PC first accesses the enterprise's login URL, JuniperSetupClientInstaller.exe is downloaded, which installs this program; a new login is then restarted and JuniperSetupClient.exe sets up the needed components. This also applies to Pulse Secure, to whom Juniper has moved or sold some of their products and solutions. One of the components of the setup is an Uninstall program that appears under the Control Panel's uninstallation applet, but if the Pulse Secure Network Connect software will not run, this procedure exists for manually removing it before reinstalling. Founded in 1996 with its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, USA but having 16 global 24/7 technical support centers worldwide, Juniper Networks claims to have a central role in the accelerating global growth of the Internet and the Cloud through relentless innovation of hardware and software solutions that enable the many governments and top-ranked global business entities who are its clients to be innovators as well.

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 JuniperSetupClient.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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JuniperSetupClient.exe file information

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

The process known as Juniper Setup Client belongs to software Pulse Secure Setup Client or Juniper Setup Client by Pulse Secure or Juniper Networks (

Description: JuniperSetupClient.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. JuniperSetupClient.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder (mainly C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Juniper Networks\Setup Client\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 629,080 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 608,600 bytes, 616,792 bytes or 624,984 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The JuniperSetupClient.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. JuniperSetupClient.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Pulsesecure provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->Pulse Secure Setup Client or Juniper Networks Setup Client).

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If JuniperSetupClient.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 24% dangerous. The file size is 529,776 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. JuniperSetupClient.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as JuniperSetupClient.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the JuniperSetupClient.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 program is a VPN application
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Summary: Average user rating of JuniperSetupClient.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks JuniperSetupClient.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving JuniperSetupClient issues

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