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NAS Starter Utility

What is NAS Starter Utility?  (from ZyXEL)

Streams multiple HD media on DLNA TV or media player easily. Freely access your own personal cloud from anywhere with Polkast support. Auto download/upload platforms freeing up your PC. When you’re in the office, you can easily continue the unfinished presentation files that you’ve stored on the ZyXEL Media Server at h...  Read more


NAS Starter Utility is a program developed by ZyXEL. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 18.94 MB (19,862,858 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 24% of users of NAS Starter Utility come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zyxel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NAS Starter Utility
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NAS Starter Utility\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 18.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NAS Starter Utility

  • NAS Starter Utility.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • IEShims.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows® Internet Explorer (Internet Explorer Compatibility Shims)
  • libeay32.dll
  • MediaInfo.dll (by http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net) - MediaInfoLib (Library to read info about media files)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • wer.dll - Windows Error Reporting DLL
  • wxbase291u_net_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase291u_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw291u_adv_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw291u_aui_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw291u_core_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw291u_html_vc_custom.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • NAS Starter Utility.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NSU' and executes as C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NAS Starter Utility\NAS Starter Utility.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NAS Starter Utility.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NAS Starter Utility\NAS Starter Utility.exe'.

How do I remove NAS Starter Utility?

You can uninstall NAS Starter Utility 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NAS Starter Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 NAS Starter Utility.

Win 10 55%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.45%
Windows 7 42.95%
Windows Vista 0.91%
Windows XP 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 16.82%
Windows 7 Professional 16.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.45%
Windows 10 Home 12.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.36% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 24.36%
  United States 23.94%
  United Kingdom 10.59%
  Netherlands 6.36%
  Italy 5.93%
  DK 2.97%
  Finland 2.75%
  Sweden 2.75%
  Czech Republic 2.54%
  Austria 2.33%
  Poland 2.33%
  Hungary 2.12%
  Norway 1.69%
  France 1.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.44%
Acer 18.98%
Dell 17.59%
ASUS 14.81%
Lenovo 6.02%
Medion 6.02%
Samsung 3.70%
Toshiba 2.31%
Intel 1.85%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.03%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.78%
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.08%
Dell Latitude E6540 2.08%

Publisher URL: www.zyxel.com


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