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Should I remove NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,946
United States Rank #40,396
Reach 0.0021%


4.0.1 87.80%
3.00.15 12.20%

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NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility

What is NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility?  (from NETGEAR)

The Storage Central Configuration Manager Utility includes extensive context sensitive help. Provides connectivity to multiple networked computers through the router. The NETGEAR Smart Wizard software that assures fast and easy setup for Windows. The Status bar shows the status of operations in progress and provides us...  Read more


NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility is a program developed by NETGEAR. The most used version is 4.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 8.53 MB (8,944,178 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 47% of users of NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.NETGEAR.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A3672E1B-021F-4F50-A891-609471CCF941}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.53 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility

  • SCM.exe - NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility
  • ZNS_Resource.dll - StringResourceDll Dynamic Link Library (StringResourceDll DLL)
  • LSMAPI.dll (by Zetera) - Z-SAN Local Storage Manager API DLL
  • SFSExtract.exe (by DataPlow) - SFS Extraction Utility
  • Translation.dll (by Zetera) - Z-SAN Translation DLL
  • Z-SANService.exe - Z-SAN Storage Service
  • fsck_sfs.exe (by DataPlow) - SFS FSCK Utility
  • mkfs_sfs.exe - SFS MKFS Utility
  • ut.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SCM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B67BCAF2-9DE1-4A84-A777-180D6EA1E363}' (runs on registration).
  • Z-SANService.exe runs as a service named 'Z-SAN Service' (Z-SANService) "Z-SAN Storage Service".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SCM.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility\SCM.exe'.

How do I remove NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility?

You can uninstall NETGEAR Storage Central Manager 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 NETGEAR Storage Central Manager 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 NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 53.66%
Windows Vista 31.71%
Windows 7 12.20%
Windows 10 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 52.50%
Windows Vista Business 17.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.94%
  Germany 16.33%
  United Kingdom 12.24%
  France 6.12%
  Italy 6.12%
  Belgium 2.04%
  Sweden 2.04%
  Netherlands 2.04%
  DK 2.04%
  Poland 2.04%
  Hungary 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Sahara 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Intel 10.71%
Toshiba 3.57%
Medion 3.57%
Acer 3.57%
Common models
VIA P4X400-8235 3.45%
Dell Vostro 200 3.45%
Dell Inspiron 531 3.45%


Netgear is amanufacturer of computer networking equipment and other computer hardware and sells products through multiple sales channels worldwide, including online retailers, wholesale distributors, direct market resellers, value-added resellers and broadband service providers.
Publisher URL: www.netgear.com


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