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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
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NetZero QuickStart 7 50.00%
NetZero QuickStart 37.50% 12.50%


What is NetZero?

Software utilities and connection manager for the NetZero Internet service provider.


NetZero is a software program developed by NetZero. The most common release is netzero quickstart 7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 4.24 MB (4,442,844 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netzero.com
Help link: www.netzero.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\netzero
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NetZero\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 4.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NetZero

  • NetZeroUninstaller.exe - NetZero Internet Installer
  • NzAdv.dll - NzAdv Dynamic Link Library (NzAdv DLL)
  • SearchEnh1.dll - NetZero Search Enhancement
  • ToolbarR.dll - NetZero Toolbar Resources
  • uires.dll - NetZero Internet DLL (UI resources DLL)
  • exec.exe - NetZero Internet
  • Toolbar.dll - NetZero Toolbar
  • JStart.exe - NetZero (JStart)
  • ha.dll (by United Online) - Accelerator (Hybrid Adapter)
  • NullsoftHelper.dll
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ZeroBar' with the class of {F0F8ECBE-D460-4B34-B007-56A92E8F84A7}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • Toolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ZeroBar' with a class of {F0F8ECBE-D460-4B34-B007-56A92E8F84A7}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • exec.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NetZero_uoltray' and executes as C:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe regrun.

How do I remove NetZero?

Quickly and completely remove NetZero from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall NetZero 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 NetZero, 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 NetZero.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by NetZero you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 13%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista 37.50%
Windows 7 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 42.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Gateway 12.50%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NC839AA-ABA a... 16.67%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 16.67%
Gateway NV54 Series ... 16.67%
Dell Computer Dell DE051 ... 16.67%
Acer Aspire 5100 16.67%


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