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What is NetResident?  (from TamoSoft)

NetResident is an advanced network content monitoring program that captures, stores, analyzes, and reconstructs network events such as e-mail messages, Web pages, downloaded files and instant messages. NetResident uses advanced monitoring technology to capture the required data from the network, saves it to a database,...  Read more


NetResident is a software program developed by TamoSoft. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named DrvInst.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 13.26 MB (13,902,517 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 75% of users of NetResident come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tamos.com/products/netresident
Help link: www.tamos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NetResident
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\NETRES~1\drvinst.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 13.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NetResident

Program executable:DrvInst.exe
NetResident Internal Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\NetResident\DrvInst.exe
Additional files:
  • tsremind.dll - License Expiration Reminder
  • tsappact.dll - Activation Wizard
  • swapirun.dll - SmartWhois API (SmartWhois APIs DLL)
  • DrvInst.exe - NetResident (NetResident Internal Tools)
  • NetResident.exe - NetResident client application
  • QtStub.dll - CommView (QuickTime Interface DLL)
  • tsfnrs.exe - NetResident service
  • CertMgr.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (ECM Certificate Manager)
  • ffi.dll - ffi lib
  • libspeex.dll
  • SvComSc.exe (by ALDYN Software) - SvCom (SvCom service controller utility)
  • SvComSvc.dll (by ALDYN Software) - SvCom service emulator for Win9x

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • tsfnrs.exe runs as a service named 'NetResident service' (NetResidentService) "This service is part of the NetResident package. It collects network data and stores it in a database.".

How do I remove NetResident?

You can uninstall NetResident 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 NetResident, 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 NetResident.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 10 43%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 10 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 42.86%
Windows 10 Pro 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  Germany 16.67%
  Netherlands 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Toshiba 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 16.67%
Packard Bell ipower G3720 16.67%
Gateway DX4870 16.67%
Dell Latitude E6400 16.67%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 16.67%
ASUSTeK X55A 16.67%

About (from TamoSoft)

TamoSoft develops cutting-edge security and network monitoring software for the Internet and Local Area Networks, providing clients with the ability and confidence to meet the challenges of tomorrow's technology.
Publisher URL: www.tamos.com


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