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Should I remove NSU?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,447
United States Rank #24,413
Reach 0.0145%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.35 days
423.41 days >
Average installed length: 222.47 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.10.1038 0.49%
2.02.1030 59.11%
2.02.1026 0.99%
2.02.1019 3.45%
1.00.1000 28.57%
1.00.0001 7.39%

NSU

Overview

NSU is a program developed by ZyXEL. The most used version is 2.02.1030, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is NSU.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 52.52 MB (55,070,644 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 22% of users of NSU come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zyxel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NSU
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A3EA81D6-07A2-4116-9EA3-60B741572FD6}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 52.52 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by NSU

Program executable:NSU.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NSU\NSU.exe
MD5:0909b47bd5e7d299eee1311786446d90
Additional files:
  • NDU.exe - NSA Series (Discover NSA devices on LAN)
  • MediaInfo.dll (by http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net) - MediaInfoLib (Library to read info about media files)
  • wxbase290u_net_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase290u_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw290u_adv_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw290u_aui_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw290u_core_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw290u_html_vc_custom.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • NSU.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NSU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0E0CB996-54D5-4A62-B8C9-7918C08963A2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • NSU.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NSU' and executes as C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NSU\NSU.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • NSU.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NSU\NSU.exe'.
  • NDU.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programmer\ZyXEL\NSU\NDU.exe'.

How do I remove NSU?

Quickly and completely remove NSU from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall NSU 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 NSU, 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 NSU.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.46%
Windows 8 20.20%
Windows XP 7.39%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.23%
Windows 7 Professional 20.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.46%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 3.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.17%
  Germany 19.81%
  United Kingdom 17.45%
  Switzerland 4.72%
  Czech Republic 4.72%
  Poland 4.72%
  Netherlands 4.25%
  Austria 3.77%
  DK 3.77%
  Finland 1.89%
  Greece 1.89%
  Taiwan 1.42%
  Norway 1.42%
  Sweden 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.28%
GIGABYTE 18.09%
Acer 18.09%
ASUS 17.02%
Hewlett-Packard 13.83%
Samsung 3.19%
Medion 2.13%
Lenovo 2.13%
Toshiba 1.06%
MSI 1.06%
Intel 1.06%
Gateway 1.06%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7681 2.00%
Acer Aspire 7750G 2.00%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK AH550 2.00%
Dell Vostro 460 2.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.00%
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 2.00%

Publisher URL: www.zyxel.com

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