What is Cisco Eap – Fast Module


In many cases, users who download Cisco applications are downloaded to their PC without realizing that they install several modules such as the Cisco EAP – FAST module, the Cisco PEAP module, and the Cisco LEAP module.

In this case the Cisco EAP-FAST program will likely be considered dangerous by your antivirus or Windows Firewall, so many people want to remove Cisco modules.

Therefore this article is specifically to discuss the Cisco EAP-FAST module, starting from what the EAP-FAST module is, its use, and security issues.

What is the Cisco EAP – FAST Module?

What is Cisco EAP-FAST? “EAP-Fast” stands for “Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling”. 

Where this Cisco EAP-FAST module functions for wireless networks, is a publicly accessible IEEE 802.1X EAP type developed by Cisco Systems. And EAP-FAST protects the system from various network attacks.

Most Cisco EAP-FAST modules will fit into your device for two reasons. One of them is that you have previously used Cisco products, so the Cisco EAP-FAST module will be installed automatically.

and the second reason is that your device is connected to a network of domains whose passwords are not so strong that they cannot prevent hackers or third-party programs that do not have privacy policy requirements.

To ensure the safety of your PC, a Cisco EAP-Fast module will also be obtained.

Note: What are Cisco PEAP modules and Cisco LEAP modules?

The Cisco PEAP module and the Cisco LEAP module are also similar to the Cisco EAP-FAST module.

The Cisco PEAP module, “PEAP” stands for “Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol”, which is a joint venture between Microsoft, Cisco, and RSA to create a secure TLS tunneling project with a PKI certificate as authentication.

As for the Cisco LEAP module, “LEAP” means “Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol”, which enables rotating WEP keys for wireless encryption.

Do you have to remove the Cisco EAP – FAST Module?

This can depend on each of your cases, if you are using Cisco products, then this Cisco EAP-FAST module you may need. Or also you are connected to a domain network, this module is also required to get the EAP-Fast module for Windows 10, 8, 7.

However, if you have never used this Cisco product before or do not need to use the Cisco EAP-FASt module to ensure the security of the domain network, but this Cisco program appears on the system, you can remove it.

Or for some users this module can cause errors in the Windows operating system so that it can be removed.

How to remove the Cisco EAP-FAST Module?

If you see that this EAP-fast module has no function for the system because there is no Cisco product running and also the PC is not connected to a domain network then you need to learn how to remove this Cisco EAP-FAST module.

How to remove it You can also open Control Panel and do the following:

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Select Programs> Uninstall a program.
  3. In the next window you find and right click the “Cisco EAP-FAST Module” program then Uninstall.
  4. If a notification “Would you like Unknown to make changes to your hard drive” appears, simply confirm by clicking “Yes” to complete uninstallation.

Thus, the EAP-FAST Module will be deleted. Whereas for other Cisco programs like Cisco PEAP modules and Cisco LEAP modules which are also causing problems on Windows 10, 8, 7, or you don’t need them, you can try to completely remove them using the steps above.

Bonus Tip

To determine whether a Cisco EAP-Fast module or a Cisco PEAP module or a Cisco LEAP module is secure in Windows 10, 8,7. You are expected to initiate a full scan of all files, registers, programs and so on. 

In order to perform a full scan you need to install a program called System Care. The application can automatically scan and fix problems in Windows 7, 8, 10, including being able to check the state of Cisco programs.

  1. Download, install and run Advanced SystemCare on your system.
  2. Under Clean & Optimize, check all the boxes, then hit SCAN.
  3. After the scanning process is complete, click Update to repair the Cisco EAP-Fast module or the Cisco PEAP module or the Cisco LEAP module. 
  4. If so you can check if Cisco is still causing the problem.

In conclusion, you can learn about Cisco modules such as the Cisco EAP-Fast module and whether or how to remove them from Windows 7, 8, 10. If anyone is still confused you can ask us.

Are you interested in the Cisco EAP – Fast Module? You can contact us for further questions, because PT. NETWORK DATA SYSTEM is a partner of Cisco.


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