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Should I remove NBC Direct?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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NBC Direct


NBC Direct is a program developed by NBC Universal. 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 7 files and is usually about 2.13 MB (2,235,712 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 97% of users of NBC Direct come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.nbc.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NBC Direct\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\{9A5D7EFC-3A09-4A07-A3C6-966DBE4D377D}\NBCDirectInstaller.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 2.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NBC Direct

  • npDirectPlayerMozilla.dll - NBC Direct (2.1.1313.1 (Insecure)) (NBC Direct Firefox Plugin)
  • DirectPlayerAx.dll (by NBC Universal) - NBC Direct (NBC Direct ActiveX Plug-in)
  • DirectPlayerCore.exe (by NBC Universal)
  • DirectPlayerShell.exe - NBC Direct Shell Applicaiton
  • DirectInstallerActions.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npDirectPlayerMozilla.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npDirectPlayerMozilla.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npDirectPlayerMozilla.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Direct Player' with a plugin key of '@nbc.com/DirectPlayer' for all users of the PC.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DirectPlayerCore.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DirectPlayerCore' and executes as "C:\Program Files\NBC Direct\DirectPlayerCore.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DirectPlayerCore.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NBC Direct\DirectPlayerCore.exe'.

How do I remove NBC Direct?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by NBC Direct you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 61%
Win Vista 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 65.22%
Windows 7 21.74%
Windows 8 8.70%
Windows XP 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 60.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview w... 4.35%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.44%
  Mexico 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Dell 28.57%
Gateway 19.05%
Toshiba 4.76%
Sony 4.76%
Common models
Dell Studio 540 8.70%
HP G60 Notebook PC 8.70%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X505 4.35%
Sony VPCS111FM 4.35%
IBM 1836Q4U 4.35%
HP-Pavilion FQ587AAR-ABA ... 4.35%


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