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What percent of users and experts removed it?
46% remove it54% keep it
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What is NetZeroInstallers?

Provides software for installing various NetZero components. If you use the NetZero ISP you might want to keep it.


NetZeroInstallers is a program developed by NetZero. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 setup package is about 1.08 MB (1,137,664 bytes) when donwloaded. driverupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows Vista (SP1). While about 98% of users of NetZeroInstallers come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netzero.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\driverupdate
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{352310C3-E46B-42D3-8F32-54721FDD72D9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.08 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NetZeroInstallers

  • driverupdate.exe (by SlimWare Utilities) - DriverUpdate

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • driverupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DriverUpdate Scan' (runs weekly on Sundays at 3:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • driverupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverUpdate Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • driverupdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DriverUpdate' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DriverUpdate\DriverUpdate.exe" -boot.

How do I remove NetZeroInstallers?

You can uninstall NetZeroInstallers 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 NetZeroInstallers, 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 NetZeroInstallers.

Win Vista (SP2) 66%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 46%
Keep it 54%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 83.93%
Windows 7 8.03%
Windows XP 6.37%
Windows 10 1.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 61.52%
Windows Vista Home Basic 21.07%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.18%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.06%
  Canada 0.48%
  Brazil 0.16%
  Belgium 0.16%
  Costa Rica 0.16%
  Russia 0.16%
  India 0.16%
  New Zealand 0.16%
  YE 0.16%
  Czech Republic 0.16%
  United Kingdom 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.17%
Lenovo 0.28%
Hewlett-Packard 0.28%
Acer 0.28%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 32.94%
Dell Inspiron 1501 7.58%
Dell Inspiron 1521 7.29%
Dell Inspiron 1720 5.54%
Dell MM061 4.96%
Dell Inspiron 1420 4.66%


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