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Should I remove NetTools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,667
United States Rank #13,698
Reach 0.0194%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.64 days
313.90 days >
Average installed length: 164.93 days


5.0 100.00%

Typically installed together

NetTools 5.0


NetTools 5.0 is a software program developed by Mohammad Ahmadi Bidakhvidi. 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 setup package generally installs about 61 files. 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 46% of users of NetTools come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mabsoft.com
Help link: www.mabsoft.com/nettools.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Net Tools\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Net Tools\unins000.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by NetTools 5.0

  • NetToolsMini.exe - This application is made and designed for Net Tools (Mini Net Tools)
  • AdvancedSystemInformation.exe - Advanced System Information for Net Tools (System Information)
  • nettools5.exe - Net Tools 5 by Mohammad Ahmadi Bidakhvidi (Net Tools by Mohammad Ahmadi Bidakhvidi)
  • WhoIs.exe - WhoIs Console Application for Net Tools (WhoIs)
  • StegEncryption.exe - STEGANO Encryption for Net Tools (Steganographic File Encryption)
  • SystemInformation.exe - System Information for Net Tools
  • NetToolsMacro.exe - NetTools Macro Recorder/Player
  • HookSpy.dll - HookSpyD Dynamic Link Library (Hookspy Dynamic Library)
  • Locker.exe - System Locker for Net Tools (Desktop Locker Application)
  • Matrix.exe - This is part of Net Tools
  • COMDetect.exe - COM Port Detect and Test (Find and test COM ports on system)
  • Uninstaller.exe - Uninstaller - Net Tools (This application is made and designed for Net Tools)
  • AccessEnum.exe - Local Acces Enumerate
  • HookSpy.exe - HookSpy Application (Hook Spy for Net Tools)
  • ConnectionsManager.exe - ConnectionsMonitor (Connections Monitor)
  • TimerBootControl.exe - Timer Boot Control
  • Builder.exe - My File Protector (Protects your files with a password using a carrier executable.)
  • dotNET.exe - Part of Net Tools (This application gives you the capability to check the presence of .NET Framework)
  • LANTalkerServer.exe - LAN Talker Server
  • MacAddressDiscovery.exe - MAC Address Scanner
  • MassFileRenamer.exe - Mass File Renamer (Mass File Renamer is an auto rename application made for Net Tools.)
  • ConnectStatus.dll - ConnectionStatus (NetToolsConnectStatus)
  • FileSplitMerge.exe - File Split&Merge (File Split and Merge)
  • NetToolsNotepad.exe - NetTools Notepad
  • FastFTPClient.exe - Fast FTP Client (Fast FTP Client for NetTools)
  • ScreenCapture.exe - Screen Capturer (With this application it is possible to make screenshots easily and very fast. Next to that you can also find Web Colors easily.)
  • TweakClean.exe - Tweak and Clean (This software let user adjust system restrictions to Windows XP and IE 5.5 or above also has a cleaning recent files utility.)
  • CentralServer.exe - Central Server
  • DirectConnect.exe - Direct Connect (Direct Connect lets two PC directly connect and Send/Receive files and chat.)
  • LiveSysInfo.exe - SysInfo Module
  • PackMon.NET.dll - Packet Sniffer (Network Packet Sniffer)
  • Sniffer.NET.exe
  • HideDrive.exe - Hide Drive (Hide Drives)
  • LANTalkerClient.exe - LAN Talker (LAN Talker For Net Tools)
  • AdapterInfo.exe - Net Tools (Display System Adapter Info)
  • CryptoHelper.dll - NetToolsCrypto
  • DynamicSwitchPortMapper.exe - Dynamic Switch Port Mapper
  • FreeMAC.exe - MAC Editor
  • GalleryCreator.exe - Web Gallery Generator
  • GravitySimulator.exe - Gravity Simulator
  • HardwareInfo.exe - Hardware Info Retriever
  • ipscanner.exe - IP scanner
  • LogURL.exe - URL logger
  • NetCalc.exe - Subnet Calculator
  • WordExtractEmail.exe - Extract E-mail addresses from documents.
  • NetMeter.exe - NetTools (NetMeter)
  • NetPinger.exe - NetPinger
  • Carrier.exe - Carrier
  • AdvancedPacketSniffer.exe (by MAB) - Advanced Packet Sniffer by M.A.B. (Packet Sniffer by MAB)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ConnectionsManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4A662BEE-3207-4CB1-A3A1-5F5E0CCBA763}' (runs on registration).
  • HardwareInfo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{88C545FC-D4A1-44CB-BB9E-946C815EA400}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • LANTalkerServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Net Tools\LANTalkerServer.exe'.
  • DirectConnect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Net Tools\DirectConnect.exe'.

How do I remove NetTools?

You can uninstall NetTools 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 NetTools 5.0, 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 NetTools.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.32%
Windows 10 20.16%
Windows XP 9.69%
Windows Vista 1.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.58%
Windows 7 Professional 10.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.74%
Windows 8.1 7.37%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.93%
  United Kingdom 7.47%
  France 3.96%
  Australia 2.42%
  BD 1.98%
  Germany 1.98%
  Italy 1.98%
  Belgium 1.76%
  Canada 1.76%
  Greece 1.76%
  India 1.54%
  MA 1.32%
  Poland 1.32%
  Saudi Arabia 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.78%
Dell 19.67%
Acer 18.41%
ASUS 12.13%
Toshiba 9.62%
Lenovo 4.60%
Alienware 1.67%
Sahara 1.26%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.80%
Dell Inspiron 3520 2.10%
Alienware M14xR2 2.10%
Gateway NE56R 2.10%


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