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Should I remove NEC Electronics USB Host Controller Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,443
United States Rank #1,630
Reach 0.4755%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.80 days
495.71 days >
Average installed length: 260.46 days


VersionDistribution 4.11% 6.54% 33.30% 0.09% 34.23% 17.63% 3.97% 0.13%

NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver

What is NEC Electronics USB Host Controller Driver?

This is the software driver package for the installed NEC Electronics USB device. The driver package is required in order for the NEC Electronics USB device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device.


The most used version is, 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 nusb3ver.dll. The software installer includes 65 files and is usually about 950.35 KB (973,158 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.necel.com/usb
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D7BF9739-8A68-4335-BBEE-37752AD9E86B}\SETUP.EXE" -runfromtemp -l0x0415 -removeonly
Estimated size: 950.35 KB

Program filesFiles installed by NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver

Program module:nusb3ver.dll
Name:NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Driver
Product Version Information
Path:C:\Program Files\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\nusb3ver.dll
Additional files:
  • nusb3utl.exe - USB 3.0 Device Driver (USB 3.0 Host Controller Utility Program)
  • nusb3mon.dll - USB 3.0 Monitor
  • nusb3mon.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • nusb3utl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1A8ED196-F455-4DB7-8E7D-42CB9275A6C8}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • nusb3mon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • nusb3mon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NUSB3MON' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Monitor\nusb3mon.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • nusb3utl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3utl.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008217677%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031969%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00050208%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove NEC Electronics USB Host Controller Driver?

You can uninstall NEC Electronics USB Host Controller Driver 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 NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver, 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 NEC Electronics USB Host Controller Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.65%
Windows 10 13.31%
Windows XP 3.54%
Windows Vista 1.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.07%
Windows 7 Professional 23.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.91%
Windows 10 Pro 4.25%
Windows 10 Home 3.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.54%
  Germany 11.78%
  France 4.53%
  United Kingdom 3.99%
  Canada 3.95%
  Australia 3.33%
  Italy 3.01%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Japan 1.51%
  Taiwan 1.37%
  Belgium 1.31%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Spain 1.28%
  Iran 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 16.55%
Dell 16.27%
ASUS 15.69%
Toshiba 7.83%
Acer 5.52%
Intel 1.72%
Lenovo 1.15%
Common models
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 7.24%
ASUSTeK N61Jq 4.51%
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 4.20%
ASUSTeK N61Jv 3.92%
Gigabyte P55-USB3 3.77%
Dell XPS 8300 3.75%

Publisher URL: www.nec.com


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