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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,653
United States Rank #25,679
Reach 0.0088%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.52 days
251.29 days >
Average installed length: 132.03 days


4.4 43.90%
4.3 51.22%
4.2 0.81%
4.1 0.81%
4.0 3.25%

Essential NetTools

What is Essential NetTools?

A set of tools for diagnising network problems and monitoring connections.

About  (from TamoSoft)

Essential NetTools is a set of network tools for diagnosing networks and monitoring your computer's network connections. NetStat: displays the list of your computer's network connections, information on open TCP and UDP ports, IP address, and connection states. The program can map open ports to the owning application. ...  Read more


Essential NetTools is a software program developed by TamoSoft. The most common release is 4.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named ent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 4.66 MB (4,890,333 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 30% of users of Essential NetTools come from the United States, it is also popular in Turkey and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tamos.com/products/nettools
Help link: www.tamos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\essnettools
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\EssNetTools\ent.exe /u
Estimated size: 4.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Essential NetTools

Program executable:ent.exe
Name:Essential NetTools
Path:C:\Program Files\essential nettools\ent.exe
Additional files:
  • ntools.dll - DLL for Essentials NetTools
  • tsremind.dll - License Expiration Reminder
  • entutil.dll - Essential NetTools (entutil)
  • tsappact.dll - Activation Wizard
  • swapimap.dll - CountryWhois SDK (CountryWhois APIs DLL)
  • swapikey.dll - SmartWhois API (SmartWhois APIs DLL)
  • swapires.dll
  • swapirun.dll
  • swlaunch.dll
  • srv64.exe - ENT module
  • WiFiMan.dll (by Nicomsoft) - WiFi Manager (WiFi Manager Library)
  • client32.dll
  • prop.exe
  • prop64.exe
  • ss.exe
  • unwise.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Ent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Essential NetTools' and executes as C:\Program Files\Essential NetTools\Ent.exe.

How do I remove Essential NetTools?

Quickly and completely remove Essential NetTools from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Essential NetTools from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Essential NetTools, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Essential NetTools.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.79%
Windows 8 30.08%
Windows XP 6.50%
Windows Vista 1.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.01%
Windows 7 Professional 13.01%
Windows 8.1 8.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.71%
  Turkey 7.97%
  Canada 5.07%
  United Kingdom 5.07%
  Germany 4.35%
  Brazil 3.62%
  Italy 3.62%
  Belgium 2.90%
  Russia 2.17%
  Portugal 2.17%
  Slovenia 1.45%
  Thailand 1.45%
  Switzerland 1.45%
  RS 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.47%
Dell 19.10%
Acer 16.85%
Toshiba 10.11%
ASUS 8.99%
Samsung 3.37%
Sahara 2.25%
Sony 2.25%
Lenovo 2.25%
Intel 1.12%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Common models
ASUS All Series 2.94%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.96%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 0.98%

About (from TamoSoft)

TamoSoft develops cutting-edge security and network monitoring software for the Internet and Local Area Networks, providing clients with the ability and confidence to meet the challenges of tomorrow's technology.
Publisher URL: www.tamos.com


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