FortiClient FortiClient

A way to uninstall FortiClient from your PC

FortiClient is a Windows application. Read below about how to uninstall it from your computer. It is written by Fortinet Inc. More information about Fortinet Inc can be read here. The program is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Fortinet\FortiClient folder (same installation drive as Windows). MsiExec.exe /X{5C4CC308-D951-4D92-9288-C72D5FF360FF} is the full command line if you want to remove FortiClient. FortiClient's main file takes around 7.63 MB (8002368 bytes) and its name is FortiClient.exe.

FortiClient contains of the executables below. They occupy 22.14 MB (23220000 bytes) on disk.

  • certutil.exe (119.79 KB)
  • EPCUserAvatar.exe (19.29 KB)
  • FCAuth.exe (49.81 KB)
  • FCCOMInt.exe (97.81 KB)
  • FCConfig.exe (150.81 KB)
  • FCDBLog.exe (326.31 KB)
  • FCFileSystemHelper64.exe (248.31 KB)
  • FCHelper64.exe (317.81 KB)
  • FCVbltScan.exe (396.31 KB)
  • FCWsc.exe (63.31 KB)
  • FCWscD7.exe (150.10 KB)
  • FortiAvatar.exe (64.79 KB)
  • FortiClient.exe (7.63 MB)
  • FortiClient_Diagnostic_Tool.exe (768.81 KB)
  • FortiESNAC.exe (6.36 MB)
  • fortifws.exe (260.31 KB)
  • FortiScand.exe (478.31 KB)
  • FortiSSLVPNdaemon.exe (220.31 KB)
  • FortiTray.exe (1.60 MB)
  • FortiVPNSt.exe (332.31 KB)
  • ipsec.exe (439.31 KB)
  • scheduler.exe (125.31 KB)
  • submitv.exe (359.31 KB)
  • update_task.exe (316.81 KB)
  • vcm2.exe (1.33 MB)
  • vpcd.exe (41.31 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to FortiClient version only. You can find below a few links to other FortiClient versions: to view all...
If planning to uninstall FortiClient you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient

The files below remain on your disk by FortiClient when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiDrv\
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiDrv\fortidrv.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiDrv\fortidrv.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiDrv_m\
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiDrv_m\fortidrv.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiDrv_m\fortidrv_m.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiFilter\
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiFilter\FortiFilter.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiFilter\FortiFilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\ftsvnic\
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\ftsvnic\ftsvnic.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\ftsvnic\ftsvnic.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\ftvnic\ft_vnic.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\ftvnic\
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Fortinet\FortiClient\ftvnic\ftvnic.sys
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_Fortinet_FortiClient_FortiClient_Diagnostic_Tool_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_Fortinet_FortiClient_FortiClient_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\{5C4CC308-D951-4D92-9288-C72D5FF360FF}\FortiClient.msi
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\FortiClient.msi
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\FortiClient00000.log
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{5C4CC308-D951-4D92-9288-C72D5FF360FF}\Icon_FCTLogo

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\FortiClient
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\FortiClient
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Fortinet\FortiClient
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\803CC4C5159D29D429887CD2F53F06FF
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{5C4CC308-D951-4D92-9288-C72D5FF360FF}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Fortinet\FortiClient

Additional registry values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\803CC4C5159D29D429887CD2F53F06FF\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{5C4CC308-D951-4D92-9288-C72D5FF360FF}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-3417805928-3034232484-3241603588-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files (x86)\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiClient.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-3417805928-3034232484-3241603588-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files (x86)\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiTray.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\FA_Scheduler\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\FA_Scheduler\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\FA_Scheduler\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\fortiapd\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\FortiFilter\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\FortiFilter\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\FortiFW\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Fortips\Description

How to remove FortiClient with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

FortiClient is an application marketed by the software company Fortinet Inc. Frequently, users try to uninstall it. This can be troublesome because removing this manually takes some know-how regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best QUICK action to uninstall FortiClient is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to maximize the performance of your PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate FortiClient or simply click the Search field and type in "FortiClient". If it exists on your system the FortiClient application will be found automatically. Notice that after you select FortiClient in the list , some data about the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about FortiClient, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall FortiClient.
Uninstall FortiClient

8. After uninstalling FortiClient, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong FortiClient that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing FortiClient with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


This page is not a recommendation to remove FortiClient by Fortinet Inc from your PC, nor are we saying that FortiClient by Fortinet Inc is not a good application. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove FortiClient in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2018-01-09 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-01-09 12:43:52.963