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What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,900
United States Rank #16,057
Reach 0.0048%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.74 days
582.30 days >
Average installed length: 305.95 days

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NCP Connect

What is NCP Connect?  (from National Consumer Panel)

The National Consumer Panel is an operational joint venture between the two leading longitudinal consumer insights providers in the United States – IRi and Nielsen. By recruiting, incenting, and equipping a representative sample of U.S. consumers with handheld scanning devices as well as alternative methods of data co...  Read more


NCP Connect is a program developed by National Consumer Panel. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The programs's main executable is NielsenOnline.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 12.19 MB of memory. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 117.67 MB (123,389,011 bytes). NielsenUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Adds a background Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ncpconnect.ncponline.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NetRatingsNetSight\NetSight
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\NETRAT~1\NetSight\NSSetup.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 117.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NCP Connect

Program executable:NielsenOnline.exe
Signed by:The Nielsen Company
Path:C:\Program Files\NetRatingsNetSight\NetSight\NielsenOnline.exe
Additional files:
  • nielsenonline.exe (by The Nielsen Company) - NielsenOnline
  • NielsenUpdate.exe (by The Nielsen Company)
  • nsmgrutil.exe
  • nsmmc.dll - communic Dynamic Link Library
  • nsmmgr.dll
  • NSSetupx64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • NielsenUpdate.exe runs as a service named 'Nielsen Update' (NielsenUpdate) "Enables automatic application upgrades for Nielsen application.".
  • nsmgrutil.exe runs as a service named 'InboxAceService' (InboxAce_1gService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • nielsenonline.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NielsenOnline' which loads as C:\Program Files\NetRatingsNetSight\NetSight\NielsenOnline.exe.
Network connections
  • NielsenOnline.exe connects to (port 80).
  • NielsenOnline.exe connects to (port 80).
  • NielsenOnline.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:12.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014135977%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00066165%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00075194%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,195,460
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:10.91 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.14 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.79 MB
Total CPU:0.0007656045%
Kernel CPU:0.00051469%
User CPU:0.00025091%

How do I remove NCP Connect?

You can uninstall NCP Connect 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 NCP Connect, 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 NCP Connect.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.58%
Windows 10 35.79%
Windows Vista 10.53%
Windows XP 2.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.68%
Windows 8.1 12.77%
Windows 10 Home 12.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.77%
Dell 24.05%
Acer 13.92%
Toshiba 11.39%
Gateway 3.80%
ASUS 2.53%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P75-A 5.56%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.22%
HP-Pavilion NY554AA-ABA e... 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 1.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 1.11%


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