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Should I remove Net Nanny Parental Controls?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,338
United States Rank #17,345
Reach 0.0051%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.03 days
944.80 days >
Average installed length: 496.42 days


6.5 100.00%

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Net Nanny Parental Controls


Net Nanny Parental Controls is a software program developed by ContentWatch. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named cwadmintools.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 62.82 MB (65,870,376 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 85% of users of Net Nanny Parental Controls come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.contentwatch.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ContentWatch\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ContentWatch\Internet Protection\ContentProtect\Home\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 62.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Net Nanny Parental Controls

Program executable:cwadmintools.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\contentwatch\internet protection\cwadmintools.exe
Additional files:
  • CPAdvisor.dll - ContentProtect Home
  • CPGUIPlugin.dll
  • CPPolMgr.dll
  • CPServicePlugin.dll
  • CPSocNetAnalyzer.dll
  • Launcher.exe - Updater
  • Phoenix.exe
  • Updater.exe
  • _CAPI.dll - Alta
  • AltaGUI.dll
  • AltaServicePlugin.dll
  • AltaTrayPlugin.dll
  • ChatAnalyzer.dll
  • ChatHandler.dll
  • CommonDialogs.dll
  • cwsvc.exe
  • cwtray.exe
  • DatabaseManager.dll
  • EncTransportAnalyzer.dll
  • EncTransportHandler.dll
  • Firewall.dll
  • FTPHandler.dll
  • HTTPHandler.dll
  • IMAnalyzer.dll
  • IMHandler.dll
  • instlsp.exe
  • instlsp64.exe
  • InstX509.exe
  • Kernel.dll
  • LicenseManager.dll
  • MiscAnalyzer.dll
  • NewsHandler.dll
  • Overseer.dll
  • P2PHandler.dll
  • ProxyConfig.exe
  • Reports.dll
  • SearchTree.dll
  • SyncManager.dll
  • TechInfo.exe
  • VistaMUI.dll
  • WebAnalyzer.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • cwsvc.exe runs as a service named 'ContentWatch' (CwAltaService20) "Provides support for ContentWatch client services.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Phoenix.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CWPhoenixApp' which loads as C:\Program Files\ContentWatch\Internet Protection\Updater\Phoenix.exe /r.
  • cwtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'cwcptray' which loads as C:\Program Files\ContentWatch\Internet Protection\cwtray.exe.

How do I remove Net Nanny Parental Controls?

Quickly and completely remove Net Nanny Parental Controls 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 Parental Controls 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 Parental Controls, 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 Parental Controls.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.56%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows 8 4.17%
Windows XP 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 67.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.86%
Windows 7 Professional 8.45%
Windows 10 Home 4.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.82%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  Australia 1.79%
  Canada 1.79%
  Mexico 1.79%
  BN 0.89%
  Israel 0.89%
  Netherlands 0.89%
  Russia 0.89%
  Singapore 0.89%
  Thailand 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 25.45%
Acer 14.55%
ASUS 5.45%
Sony 3.64%
Intel 1.82%
Compaq 1.82%
Gateway 1.82%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.84%
Dell Studio 1747 3.23%
Dell XPS One 2710 3.23%
TOSHIBA Tecra M7 1.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite P745 1.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite L635 1.61%


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