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1% remove it99% keep it
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Network Instruments Observer/Probe


Network Instruments Observer/Probe is a software program developed by Network Instruments. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named observer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 41 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of Network Instruments Observer/Probe come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Observer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Observer\Uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Network Instruments Observer/Probe

Program executable:observer.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\observer\observer.exe
Additional files:
  • NiCaptureCard10GigAcel64.sys - Network Instruments Accelerated 10 Gigabit Capture Adapter (NI Accelerated 10 Gigabit Adapter Driver)
  • NiCaptureCardClsInst32.dll - Network Instruments Capture Adapter Class-Installer (Class-Installer DLL For NI CaptureCard Device Driver)
  • NiCaptureCardClsInst64.dll
  • NiCaptureCard32.sys - Network Instruments Gen2 Gigabit Capture Adapter (NI Gen2 Gigabit Adapter Driver)
  • NiCaptureCard64.sys
  • NiCaptureCardCoInst32.dll - Network Instruments Capture Adapter Co-Installer (Co-Installer DLL For NI Gen2 CaptureCard Device Driver)
  • NiCaptureCardCoInst64.dll
  • GigNiE1.SYS - Network Instruments, LLC GigNiE1 (GigNiE1)
  • MibEdit.exe - MibEdit Dynamic Link Library (Mib Editor)
  • ExpertSettings.dll - ExpertSettings Dynamic Link Library (ExpertSettings DLL)
  • CaptureStat.DLL - CaptureStat Dynamic Link Library (CaptureStat DLL)
  • BttnStripe.DLL - BttnStripe Dynamic Link Library
  • nettrend.dll - NetTrend Dynamic Link Library (NetTrend DLL)
  • NIAlarms.dll - NIAlarms Dynamic Link Library (NIAlarms DLL)
  • ethsm.dll (by Safenet) - Local HSM Message Dispatcher
  • aosnmp.dll - aosnmp Dynamic Link Library
  • GifLib.dll - GifLib Dynamic Link Library (GifLib DLL)
  • EncryptUtil.exe - EncryptUtil Application (EncryptUtil MFC Application)
  • DecodeDisplay.dll
  • ExpertDisplay.dll
  • DICOM.DLL (by Siemens AG) - DICOM Decode Modul (DICOM Decode Modul (BUILD 16.03.2000))
  • AnalyzeBfr.exe
  • CompStg.DLL
  • CompStg64.dll
  • cryptoki.dll (by SafeNet) - Protect Toolkit C Host library
  • EventTypes.dll
  • ExpFilt.exe
  • InstallAnalyzerService.exe
  • IntelAV.dll
  • LoadDD.dll
  • Ni263Avi.dll

How do I remove Network Instruments Observer/Probe?

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

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  United Kingdom 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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