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Should I remove Network Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,152
United States Rank #27,082
Reach 0.0059%


2.06.260 26.72%
2.00.206 2.59%
2.00.205 70.69%

Typically installed together

Network Utility


Network Utility is a program developed by PIXELA. The most used version is 2.00.205, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 networkutility.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 36.41 MB (38,181,347 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 43% of users of Network Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pixela.co.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PIXELA\Network Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{DC0A7892-EC36-4530-8CE8-AC66618B14C3}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009UNINSTALL -removeonly
Estimated size: 36.41 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Network Utility

Program executable:networkutility.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pixela\network utility\networkutility.exe
Additional files:
  • pxMpg2PartialEditor.dll - pixela pxMpg2PartialEditor (pxMpg2PartialEditor)
  • pix_h264_NALUSeparatorDLL.dll - PIXELA H.264 Decoder Utility for AVCHD (PIXELA H.264Decoder dll Utility)
  • pix_h264_HPDecoderDLL.dll - PIXELA H.264 Decoder for AVCHD (PIXELA H.264Decoder dll)
  • pix_h264enc.dll - PIXELA H.264 Encoder (H.264 Encoder Dynamic Link Library)
  • MpvpxMMX_imx.dll - Mpeg Video Decoder
  • MpvpxSS2_imx.dll
  • MpvpxSSE_imx.dll
  • MpvpxX86_imx.dll
  • Exif.dll (by FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD) - Exif Toolkit DLL
  • MpgBasic.dll - pixela MpgBasic (MpgBasic)
  • GetUSBDeviceID.dll - GetUSBDeviceID (Get Device Identifiers of USB Device)
  • LogManager.dll
  • pxftmgr.dll - PxFileTreeMgr
  • pxMpegParse.dll - MpegParseLib
  • pxMp4Parse.dll - Mp4ParseLib
  • pxisomparse.dll
  • IMx3TransferDB.dll
  • IMxAbout.dll
  • IMxCameraInfo.dll
  • libFSChangeNotifier.dll
  • libGetVideoInfo.dll
  • libNamedPipeComm.dll
  • libxml2.dll
  • NwUtilUninst.exe
  • PxDMSComServer.dll
  • PxDMSContentDB.dll
  • PxDMSService.exe
  • PxDMSXMLLib.dll
  • pxl_m17n_tool.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PxDMSService.exe runs as a service named 'Network Utility' (PxDMSService).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PxDMSService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PIXELA\Network Utility\PxDMSService.exe'.

How do I remove Network Utility?

You can uninstall Network Utility 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 Network Utility, 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 Network Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.90%
Windows 10 33.62%
Windows XP 5.17%
Windows Vista 4.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.84%
Windows 10 Home 10.53%
Windows 7 Professional 8.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.77%
Windows 8 7.02%
Windows 8.1 7.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.08%
  France 6.92%
  Italy 6.92%
  Germany 5.38%
  Sweden 4.62%
  Canada 4.62%
  Finland 3.85%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  Norway 3.08%
  Belgium 2.31%
  Australia 2.31%
  Netherlands 2.31%
  Japan 1.54%
  Spain 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.67%
Acer 14.67%
Dell 13.33%
ASUS 12.00%
Toshiba 8.00%
Intel 4.00%
Medion 4.00%
Samsung 2.67%
Lenovo 1.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.21%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.11%
HP-Pavilion NY553AA-ABA e... 2.11%
Acer Aspire XC100 2.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.11%
HP ProBook 4520s 2.11%


Pixela is a manufacturer of PC peripheral hardware and multimedia software and is best is known for its software series, ImageMixer, which is currently bundled with some camcorders.
Publisher URL: www.pixela.co.jp/en

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usercomputerover a year ago
so should I remove it or what?