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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,168
United States Rank #10,169
Reach 0.0353%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.14 days
446.51 days >
Average installed length: 234.60 days

Typically installed together

Nmap 6.25

What is Nmap?

Nmap (Network Mapper) is a security scanner used to discover Host and services on a computer network, thus creating a "map" of the network. To accomplish its goal, Nmap sends specially crafted packets to the target host and then analyzes the responses. The software provides a variety of features for probing computer networks such as host discovery, service and operating system detection, and other more in depth system information. These features are further extended by scripts that can perform more advanced service detection and other information. Besides providing a variety of information about what it is scanning, Nmap is also capable of adapting to network conditions like, latency and network congestion during a scan. Nmap is used to discover computers and services on a computer network, thus creating a "map" of the network. Just like many simple port scanners, Nmap is capable of discovering passive services on a network, despite the fact that such services are n?t advertising themselves with a service discovery protocol. In addition, Nmap may be able to determine various details about the remote computers.

About  (from Gordon Lyon)

Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel w...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.insecure.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nmap
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Nmap\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 24.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nmap 6.25

Program executable:nmap.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\nmap\nmap.exe
Additional files:
  • ndiff.exe - zenmap (Nmap scan comparison tool)
  • zenmap.exe - Nmap frontend and results viewer
  • Uninstall.exe (by Insecure.org) - Nmap (Nmap installer)
  • ncat.exe
  • nmap-update.exe
  • nping.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • nmap.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nmap\nmap.exe'.

How do I remove Nmap?

You can uninstall Nmap 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 Nmap 6.25, 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 Nmap.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.09%
Windows 10 19.86%
Windows XP 5.76%
Windows Vista 1.15%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.93%
Windows 8 Pro 4.78%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.58%
  France 5.56%
  Germany 5.43%
  United Kingdom 3.83%
  Italy 2.96%
  Canada 2.59%
  Australia 2.22%
  Brazil 1.60%
  Indonesia 1.48%
  India 1.48%
  Spain 1.36%
  Israel 1.11%
  Norway 1.11%
  Argentina 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.78%
Hewlett-Packard 23.37%
Acer 12.29%
ASUS 11.33%
Lenovo 4.58%
Samsung 3.86%
Toshiba 3.13%
Intel 2.65%
MSI 1.69%
Alienware 1.69%
American Megatrends 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.08%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.08%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.08%
MSI MS-7522 2.08%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.56%


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