How to disable GlobalProtect autostartup?

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How to disable GlobalProtect autostartup?

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Hi everyone,

 

Recently my company gave me access to their VPN so I could get to the database while I am working from home (on my very own computer since the company did not provide one). I installed it and everything is working fine, except a there has been a lot of shady behaviour by this application:

  • The application does not contain a setting to disable it from autostarting. I deleted the shorctut entries in Start C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup & C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, made sure that no entry was left in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and checked that the PanGPS service was set to manual, yet this application keeps popping up at system start
  • The application cannot be closed without killing it from the task manager. Did you take a page from the skype book or something?
  • The application sends a lot of stuff about the device that is running it and there is no way to stop it

 

All of this comes off as stupidly invasive to the end user, I just need a connection to a VPN, isn't there a simpler way to do this?

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Community Team Member

One option if you do not want to use GlobalProtect client to connect to VPN/IPSec gateway is to use Clientless VPN

here is some more info on that.

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/globalprotect/9-0/globalprotect-admin/globalprotect-clientless-vpn

or

https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA14u000000HAt7CAG

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Stay Secure,
Joe
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