74,139,804 programs installed

Should I remove Nullsoft Install System?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #8,939
United States Rank #10,873
Reach 0.0516%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.06 days
237.87 days >
Average installed length: 124.98 days


v2.46 0.16%
3.0b1 4.87%
3.0b0 4.71%
3.0a2 8.77%
3.0a1 7.31%
3.0a0 1.14%
2.46 69.48%
2.45 0.97%
2.42 0.16%
2.41 0.16%
2.40 0.49%
2.39 0.16%
2.38 0.16%
2.37 0.16%
2.34 0.32%
2.25 0.16%
2.04 0.16%
17-Nov-2010 0.49%
06-May-2013.cvs 0.16%

Other programs by NSIS

Nullsoft Install System

What is Nullsoft Install System?

Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) is a script-driven installation system.

About  (from NSIS)

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution. NSIS is script-based and allows you to create the logic to handle even the most complex installati...  Read more


Nullsoft Install System is a program developed by NSIS. The most used version is 2.46, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is nsis.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 6.17 MB (6,470,292 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 30% of users of Nullsoft Install System come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: nsis.sourceforge.net
Help link: nsis.sourceforge.net/Support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NSIS
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NSIS\uninst-nsis.exe"
Estimated size: 6.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nullsoft Install System

Program executable:nsis.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\nsis\nsis.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstallUMUI.exe - UltraModern User Interface for NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) version 2.06 and more. (A new User Interface for NSIS with a style like the most recent installers.)
  • makensis.exe
  • makensisw.exe
  • uninst-nsis.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NSIS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1B02381-C067-4E89-9839-0B859496E4D0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Nullsoft Install System?

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

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.26%
Windows 8 28.73%
Windows XP 4.22%
Windows Vista 1.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 18.21%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.27%
Windows 8.1 7.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.08%
  France 9.02%
  Germany 7.67%
  India 4.66%
  United Kingdom 3.76%
  Australia 2.86%
  Brazil 2.86%
  Canada 2.71%
  Netherlands 1.80%
  Indonesia 1.50%
  DK 1.35%
  Finland 1.35%
  Italy 1.35%
  Sweden 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.45%
Hewlett-Packard 21.98%
ASUS 15.38%
Acer 13.19%
Intel 4.40%
Samsung 4.40%
Toshiba 3.02%
Lenovo 2.20%
Sony 1.37%
Medion 1.10%
American Megatrends 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.59%
CTL EC14 2.99%
HP ProBook 4540s 2.99%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 2.40%
ASUS All Series 2.40%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.