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Should I remove Nexus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,040
United States Rank #7,297
Reach 0.1337%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.12 days
269.01 days >
Average installed length: 141.34 days

Nexus 12.2

What is Nexus?  (from Winstep)

Nexus Ultimate is an enhanced version of the free-to-use Nexus dock which is available stand-alone or as a component of Winstep Xtreme (a single easy-to-install package featuring all of Winstep's popular desktop enhancement products for Windows). The Winstep Nexus Dock is a FREE professional dock for Windows. With Nexu...  Read more


Nexus 12.2 is a program developed by Winstep. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is nexus.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 33.19 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 24.76 MB (25,964,217 bytes). WsUpdate.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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 22% of users of Nexus come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winstep.net/nexus.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Winstep\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Winstep\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 24.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nexus 12.2

Program executable:nexus.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\winstep\nexus.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • wsunzip.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • WsUpdate.exe - Winstep Update Manager
  • WinstepXtreme.exe - Winstep Xtreme
  • InterprocessImageList.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Nexus.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4C9FC370-9003-4DA8-BCE5-24FD6F63B656}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Nexus.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NeXuS' and executes as C:\Program Files\Winstep\Nexus.exe autostart.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Nexus.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Winstep\Nexus.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:33.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0073151016%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00345679%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00385831%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:70,227,998
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.12 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:250 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Nexus?

You can uninstall Nexus 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 Nexus 12.2, 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 Nexus.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.45%
Windows 10 23.22%
Windows XP 5.49%
Windows Vista 2.80%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.62%
Windows 7 Professional 11.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 8.1 4.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.48%
  Germany 16.49%
  Brazil 5.91%
  DZ 4.53%
  Poland 4.11%
  France 3.14%
  MA 2.62%
  Mexico 2.58%
  Spain 2.32%
  IQ 2.17%
  United Kingdom 2.13%
  Italy 1.68%
  Saudi Arabia 1.68%
  Egypt 1.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.21%
Acer 23.72%
Dell 16.84%
ASUS 8.85%
Toshiba 7.08%
Samsung 5.18%
Lenovo 2.62%
Intel 1.11%
American Megatrends 0.85%
MSI 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.35%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.15%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.55%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.10%


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