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Should I remove NetZero Internet?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,741
United States Rank #6,704
Reach 0.0217%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.83 days
644.12 days >
Average installed length: 338.44 days


NetZero QuickStart 34.89% 1.17% 18.97% 5.85% 16.39% 3.28% 2.34% 3.98% 11.71% 1.41%

NetZero Internet

What is NetZero Internet?

NetZero is a software application that allows you to connect to the internet. In order to get access to this software you need to register for a free account and then you can download the application. The Connection Wizard is a software program that one can download and run on a computer that is having trouble connecting to the Internet using NetZero.


The most common release is netzero quickstart, 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. 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 27 files and is usually about 6.76 MB (7,092,639 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netzero.net
Help link: www.netzero.net/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NetZero
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NetZero\NetZeroUninstaller.exe"
Estimated size: 6.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NetZero Internet

  • NetZeroInstaller.exe - NetZero Internet Installer
  • NetZeroUninstaller.exe
  • NzAdv.dll - NzAdv Dynamic Link Library (NzAdv DLL)
  • SearchEnh.dll - NetZero Search Enhancement
  • SearchEnh1.dll
  • ToolbarR.dll - NetZero Toolbar Resources
  • uires.dll - NetZero Internet DLL (UI resources DLL)
  • exec.exe - NetZero Internet
  • UCReg.dll
  • Toolbar.dll - NetZero Toolbar
  • NullsoftHelper.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • UOLExec.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • UCReg.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'NetZero Toolbar Helper' with the class of {FE3098B0-04A3-41fd-8CA9-BEA39CB14C87}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Toolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ZeroBar' with the class of {F0F8ECBE-D460-4B34-B007-56A92E8F84A7}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • SearchEnh1.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'URLSearchHook Class' with a class of {37D2CDBF-2AF4-44AA-8113-BD0D2DA3C2B8} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • SearchEnh.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'URLSearchHook Class' with a class of {37D2CDBF-2AF4-44AA-8113-BD0D2DA3C2B8} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
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}.
Scheduled Task
  • exec.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D209FC3B-69E1-482C-9D1F-B1E574C86149}' (runs on registration).
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • exec.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe'.

How do I remove NetZero Internet?

You can uninstall NetZero Internet 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 NetZero Internet, 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 NetZero Internet.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by NetZero Internet you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.69%
Windows Vista 37.70%
Windows 10 10.54%
Windows XP 10.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.86%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.87%
Windows 7 Professional 3.76%
Windows 10 Home 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.44%
  Canada 1.52%
  Mexico 0.55%
  PR 0.28%
  Iran 0.28%
  Saudi Arabia 0.28%
  Nicaragua 0.14%
  Singapore 0.14%
  Colombia 0.14%
  Australia 0.14%
  GH 0.14%
  BS 0.14%
  Philippines 0.14%
  Germany 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.85%
Toshiba 24.55%
Dell 22.73%
Acer 8.79%
Gateway 3.94%
Lenovo 1.52%
ASUS 1.21%
Samsung 0.91%
Intel 0.61%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 6.42%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 3.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 3.21%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.75%


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