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Should I remove Napster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,480
United States Rank #3,447
Reach 0.0701%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.56 days
399.98 days >
Average installed length: 210.16 days


v1.0.2 0.07% 3.17% 5.17% 0.37% 2.14% 0.15% 0.37% 0.37% 1.03% 0.15% 0.30% 7.82% 0.44% 14.54% 0.07% 2.73% 0.74% 0.52% 29.67% 5.02% 16.90% 0.74% 0.07% 0.22% 0.30% 0.07% 0.07% 0.07% 1.55% 0.52% 0.07% 0.66% 3.84%

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What is Napster?  (from the publisher)

Over 18 million songs in every possible genre. Play as much music as you want on your computer, mobile and home audio system. If it’s music, we have it. Discovering and sharing music is easy when you create your own Music Profile. Connect with Facebook to see what your friends are listening to and follow other members ...  Read more


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 napster.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 5.95 MB (6,235,642 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 86% of users of Napster come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.napster.com
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Napster
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat
Estimated size: 5.95 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Napster

Program executable:napster.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe
Additional files:
  • NapsterResource.dll - NapsterR Dynamic Link Library
  • NapsterRegReader.dll - NapsterRegReader Module
  • NapsterUI.dll - Napster NapsterUI (NapsterUI)
  • NapsterHelper.exe - Napster Helper (NapsterHelper)
  • DALI.dll - Napster (DALI)
  • NapsterClient.exe
  • xdetect.ocx - Napster external link handler
  • NMSubscriptionStub.dll - NMSubscriptionStub Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • napster.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NapsterPlayCDHandler' with the ProgID of 'Napster.AutoplayHandler' and the action verb 'open.
  • NapsterClient.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NapsterPlayCDHandler' with the ProgID of 'Napster.AutoplayHandler' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • napster.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D8D63C3C-97C0-4516-A0E6-020B38E5F3E5}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • napster.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NapsterShell' which loads as C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe /systray.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NapsterClient.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Napster\NapsterClient.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001290339%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004549%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008354%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,379
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Napster?

Quickly and completely remove Napster from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Napster 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 Napster, 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 Napster.

Win Vista (SP2) 62%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 75.74%
Windows 7 14.53%
Windows XP 8.55%
Windows 10 1.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 70.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.64%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.38%
Windows Vista Business 1.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.82%
  Germany 3.59%
  United Kingdom 3.50%
  Canada 2.01%
  Iran 1.03%
  Japan 0.84%
  India 0.33%
  Austria 0.19%
  France 0.19%
  Brazil 0.14%
  Greece 0.14%
  Mexico 0.14%
  Sweden 0.14%
  Poland 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 37.25%
Gateway 27.23%
Sony 14.16%
Dell 8.39%
Hewlett-Packard 8.06%
NEC 1.63%
American Megatrends 1.31%
Acer 0.98%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 11.18%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 9.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 4.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 3.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 2.83%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355D 2.68%


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