Some users have reported that many Cisco tools are downloaded on the computer without their permission, such as the Cisco EAP-FAST module, Cisco LEAP module, and Cisco PEAP module. In this situation, the Cisco EAP-FAST module would be taken as malicious, so many users might have considered deleting the Cisco modules.
Therefore, TechNinjaPro will take the Cisco EAP-FAST module as an example to present its uses and privacy errors. And this Cisco tool is also the most familiar one to be installed on Windows 10.
What is the Cisco EAP-FAST Module?
Cisco EAP-FAST stands for Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling. Cisco EAT-FAST is the IEEE 802.1X EAP type that Cisco Systems publicaly develop. It protects the PC from numerous network attacks. Generally, this module would come to your PC for two reasons. The one reason is that you have used any Cisco product before to install the Cisco module automatically.
What are the Cisco LEAP module and Cisco PEAP module?
Like the above module, the Cisco LEAP and Cisco PEAP modules are also common. Specifically, the PEAP module stands for protected extensible authentication protocol, a joint venture between Cisco, RSA, and Microsoft for secure TLS tunneling with PKI certificates as authentication. The Cisco LEAP module means a lightweight extensible authentication protocol that empowers the rotation of WEP keys for wireless protection.
Should I Remove Cisco Module?
The answer lies and depends on your case. If a user uses a Cisco product, the EAP-FAST module may be required. Or, if your PC is connected to a domain network, it is needed to get the Cisco EAP-FAST module for Windows 10.
However, if you have not used Cisco products, or there is no need to use the Cisco EAP-FAST module to promise the security of the domain network, but this module does appear on the PC, you can remove it. Or, for most users, if Windows errors or any other system errors happen to the Cisco EAP-FAST module, you may need to remove it.
How to Remove Cisco EAP-FAST Module on Windows 10?
If you observed that the Cisco EAP-FAST module by Cisco is of no use for the PC as there is not a single Cisco product used and the computer is not connecting to the domain network, you might wish to learn how to uninstall this module. In terms of removing this module, you have to remove Control Panel and do it as follows.
- Open Control Panel.
- Click on View by Category and find Programs > Uninstall a program.
- In the following window, locate and tick the Cisco module to uninstall it.
- If you are prompted that “Do you need unknown to make changes to your PC,” confirm that by ticking YES to finish the uninstalling.
Thus, the Cisco EAP-FAST module would have been removed. You can also use the above steps to remove Cisco PEAP and Cisco LEAP module that causes errors to Windows 10.
How to Check Whether Cisco Module is Virus or Not?
To find out whether the Cisco modules are safe on Windows 10, you should initiate a complete scan for all the registries, programs, and files.
For this, IObit Advanced SystemCare is a robust tool that can automatically scan and resolve issues on Windows 10 and check the situation of Cisco programs.
- Install and run IObit Advanced SystemCare on your PC.
- Under the Clean tab, check all the boxes and click Scan.
- Once the full scan completes, check FIX to resolve the Cisco EAP-FAST module.
- After that, check if the Cisco modules are creating issues.
Well, it depends on you. If you do not use any Cisco products, you can efficiently operate your PC without the Cisco LEAP module. But if you are going to delete the Cisco LEAP module thinking it is malware or unsafe, this is not true. If your PC uses the Cisco LEAP module, TechNinjaPro would suggest you not delete it.
There are primarily three programs of Cisco modules.
- EAP-FAST (Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling)
- LEAP (Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol)
- PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol)
In this blog, you can learn Cisco EAP-FAST modules and remove them from Windows 10. If there are still any issues haunting your mind, let us know.