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Should I remove Net Nanny?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,821
United States Rank #17,224
Reach 0.0058%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.14 days
358.01 days >
Average installed length: 188.11 days


VersionDistribution 7.25% 2.90% 2.90% 4.35% 4.35% 37.68% 1.45% 5.80% 28.99% 4.35%

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Net Nanny


Net Nanny is a program developed by ContentWatch. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 79.29 MB (83,139,469 bytes). cwupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 79% of users of Net Nanny come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.contentwatch.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ContentWatch\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{757C330E-5EBD-4F54-9A17-EA392132612E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 79.29 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Net Nanny

  • cwagent.exe - Net Nanny Parental Controls
  • cwdaemon.exe
  • cwregistration.exe
  • cwupdater.exe
  • cwupdateragent.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • cwupdater.exe runs as a service named 'ContentWatch Updater Daemon' (CWUpdaterDaemon) "Provides update capability for the ContentWatch family of products.".
  • cwdaemon.exe runs as a service named 'ContentWatch Daemon' (CWDaemon) "Provides support for the ContentWatch family of products.".

How do I remove Net Nanny?

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

Win 8 55%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 55.07%
Windows 7 43.48%
Windows XP 1.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.99%
Windows 7 Professional 18.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.84%
Windows 8 7.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.80%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.05%
  Netherlands 4.76%
  Australia 3.81%
  Canada 2.86%
  Pakistan 0.95%
  Poland 0.95%
  Romania 0.95%
  Sweden 0.95%
  United Kingdom 0.95%
  Ireland 0.95%
  Israel 0.95%
  India 0.95%
  Qatar 0.95%
  South Africa 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.18%
Lenovo 19.61%
Dell 17.65%
ASUS 9.80%
Toshiba 7.84%
Acer 1.96%
American Megatrends 1.96%
Common models
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Fo... 6.15%
Dell XPS 13 9343 3.08%
Micro-Star MS-7519 3.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 1.54%
Sony SVE14A27CXH 1.54%


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