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Should I remove Netscape Navigator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,209
United States Rank #8,181
Reach 0.0410%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.95 days
264.13 days >
Average installed length: 138.78 days


VersionDistribution (en-US) 100.00%

Other programs by Netscape

Netscape Navigator

What is Netscape Navigator?

Netscape Navigator 9 was a web browser produced by the Netscape Communications division of parent AOL. Navigator 9 marked the first Netscape browser to be produced in-house since Netscape 7. Netscape Navigator 9 included enhanced newsfeed support and were more integrated with the Netscape.com Internet portal, including enhanced methods of discussion, submission and voting of Web pages. The browser also included URL self-correction, which corrected common URL misspellings, an improved FTP listing interface a dedicated News menu with integration to the Netscape.com news portal.


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 main program executable is navigator.exe. The software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 21.27 MB (22,300,479 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: browser.netscape.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Netscape\Navigator 9
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Netscape\Navigator 9\uninstall\helper.exe
Estimated size: 21.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Netscape Navigator

Program executable:navigator.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Netscape\Navigator 9\navigator.exe
Additional files:
  • nspr4.dll - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library
  • plds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • AccessibleMarshal.dll - Navigator
  • updater.exe - Software Updater
  • xpcom.dll
  • xpcom_compat.dll
  • xpcom_core.dll
  • xpicleanup.exe
  • xpistub.dll
  • js3250.dll - NETSCAPE (Netscape 32-bit JavaScript Module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • navigator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AC496C9A-AA92-4EF3-AB04-AAC05843ADF7}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • navigator.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Netscape\Navigator 9\navigator.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:82.36 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0977360860%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02020903%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.07752705%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:31.26 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:77.54 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Netscape Navigator?

You can uninstall Netscape Navigator 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 Netscape Navigator (, 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 Netscape Navigator.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.38%
Windows 10 22.25%
Windows XP 13.84%
Windows Vista 8.41%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.52%
Windows 7 Professional 11.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.66%
  Brazil 4.24%
  India 3.73%
  Germany 3.00%
  Egypt 2.69%
  United Kingdom 2.59%
  Canada 2.48%
  Iran 1.97%
  Italy 1.76%
  France 1.55%
  Spain 1.45%
  BD 1.14%
  Saudi Arabia 1.14%
  Romania 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.29%
Dell 23.06%
Acer 14.68%
Toshiba 5.87%
ASUS 5.03%
Lenovo 4.40%
Intel 3.56%
American Megatrends 1.47%
Samsung 1.26%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.94%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.45%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.45%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 1.97%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 1.97%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.97%


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