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Should I remove Spotnet?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,258
Reach 0.2040%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.76 days
317.40 days >
Average installed length: 166.77 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.0.91 0.07%
2.0.0.89 0.03%
2.0.0.84 0.03%
2.0.0.81 0.03%
2.0.0.172 0.10%
2.0.0.168 0.14%
2.0.0.165 0.10%
2.0.0.159 0.14%
2.0.0.158 0.10%
2.0.0.157 0.03%
2.0.0.155 0.03%
2.0.0.150 0.07%
2.0.0.147 0.31%
2.0.0.143 0.21%
2.0.0.140 0.07%
2.0.0.137 0.07%
2.0.0.135 0.03%
2.0.0.133 0.31%
2.0.0.132 0.07%
2.0.0.114 0.21%
2.0.0.105 0.84%
2.0.0.103 0.07%
2.0.0.102 0.07%
1.8.5.8 0.07%
1.8.5.6 0.03%
1.8.5.4 0.03%
1.8.5.3 0.03%
1.8.5 0.52%
1.8.4.3 0.56%
1.8.4.2 0.49%
1.8.4 0.45%
1.8.3 2.90%
1.8.2 0.10%
1.8.1.1 11.89%
1.8.1 modification 2.3 1.43%
1.8.1 modification 2.2 0.14%
1.8.1 70.63%
1.8 1.50%
1.7.6 2.10%
1.7.5 0.63%
1.7.4 2.24%
1.7.3 0.31%
1.7.1 0.03%
1.7 0.03%
1.5.6 0.49%
1.5.30 0.07%
1.5.10 0.03%
1.5 0.07%

Spotnet

What is Spotnet?

Spotnet is a protocol on top of Usenet, providing a decentralized alternative to usenet indexing websites, and the NZB format in general. Spotnet articles are placed in a textgroup, which can be headered using any Usenet client, but in order to get the full experience you need a client that is compatible with the protocol. Spotnet is a XML-based format, placed in the header of usenet articles. This RSA signed XML contains metadata about a post (a group articles) usually found in a .NFO file, like a description/genre/format, but also references to an accompanying image and zipped NZB file elsewhere on usenet.

Overview

The most used version is 1.8.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 spotnet.exe. The software installer includes 85 files and is usually about 26.5 MB (27,786,871 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: github.com/spotnet/spotnet/wiki
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Spotnet\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Spotnet\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 26.5 MB
Language: Dutch (Netherlands)

Program filesFiles installed by Spotnet

Program executable:spotnet.exe
Name:Spotnet
Path:C:\Program Files\spotnet\spotnet.exe
MD5:ab8011b91286000129aeac36eda49c05
Additional files:
  • DataVirtualization.dll - Data Virtualization
  • Spotclient.dll - Spotnet (SpotClient)
  • spotnet174.exe - Spotnet Setup
  • spotnet181.exe
  • TaskbarLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskbarLib'.
  • Setup ConfigTool.exe - Update Config Tool Install Program
  • Spotnet settings.exe - Spotnet settings bekijken/bewerken
  • sabnzbd-spotnet.exe - SABnzbd Updater voor Spotnet
  • SpotnetIL.exe - Spotnet Improver Local
  • SpotnetIL_config.exe
  • SpotnetIL-config.exe
  • TemplateConfigTool.exe (by Wheaten) - Template Config Tool
  • SABnzbd-settings.exe - SABnzbd settings (SABnzbd download settings + 'Bewaakte' NZB map)
  • python25.dll (by ActiveState Software Inc) - ActivePython (Python Core)
  • Phuse.dll - Phuse
  • SABnzbd.exe - SABnzbd (SABnzbd 0.6.10)
  • SABnzbd-console.exe - SABnzbd 0.7.7
  • SABnzbd-helper.exe
  • SABnzbd-service.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • Uninstal.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Spotnet.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{638C2FD7-5279-4C78-AFAB-8294A07FF822}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • sabnzbd-spotnet.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SABnzbd Updater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Spotnet\sabnzbd-spotnet.exe" -atboottime.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Spotnet.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spotnet\Spotnet.exe'.
  • sabnzbd-spotnet.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spotnet\sabnzbd-spotnet.exe'.
  • SABnzbd-settings.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spotnet\SABnzbd-settings.exe'.

How do I remove Spotnet?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.44%
Windows 8 36.56%
Windows Vista 3.60%
Windows XP 1.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.40%
Windows 8.1 11.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.79%
Windows 7 Professional 7.81%
Windows 10 Home 4.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.59% of installs come from Netherlands
Which countries install it?
  Netherlands 88.59%
  Belgium 8.17%
  United States 0.60%
  France 0.48%
  Spain 0.30%
  Germany 0.30%
  United Kingdom 0.19%
  Thailand 0.19%
  Canada 0.11%
  Greece 0.11%
  SR 0.11%
  DK 0.07%
  Sweden 0.07%
  Switzerland 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.19%
ASUS 16.73%
Hewlett-Packard 15.67%
Dell 15.14%
Medion 13.81%
GIGABYTE 6.97%
Toshiba 2.86%
Lenovo 2.59%
Samsung 2.26%
Intel 2.12%
MSI 0.93%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.46%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.16%
MEDION MS-7797 2.75%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.61%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.20%

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