Cisco VPN Client Slow To Launch

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A Cisco VPN Client (5.x) on a Windows 7 system began to exhibit slow loading behavior. Slow in a sense of 2-3 minutes to load the interface to connect the VPN endpoint. I noticed the status window indicated it was loading the cert store.

Investigating further, I determined the slowness was due to the Personal cert store having a lot of certificates. These were created by the Fiddler tool. In this particular case there are 290 certificates in the Personal store.

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Removing these certs created by Fiddler while visiting SSL enabled sites has resolved this problem.

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