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Should I remove Nokia Home Media Server?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,642
Reach 0.0094%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 46.01 days
410.38 days >
Average installed length: 215.62 days


1.0.175 3.78%
1.0.174 56.22%
1.0.38 27.03%
1.0.23 12.97%

Typically installed together

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Nokia Home Media Server


Nokia Home Media Server is a software program developed by Nokia. The most common release is 1.0.174, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 2.9 MB (3,037,696 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 16% of users of Nokia Home Media Server come from Iran, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nokia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nokia\nokia home media server
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DAC63ECB-4571-435F-9B19-51F54BC88109}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nokia Home Media Server

  • nhsmlib.dll - NHSMLib
  • nhsm.exe - NHSM
  • nhsm.resources.dll - Nokia Home Media Server (Nokia Home Media Server en-gb Language File)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • nhms_message.dll
  • nhmstools.dll
  • nhmstools.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • nhsm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Nokia Home Server Manager' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Home Media Server\NHSM.exe" -autostart.

How do I remove Nokia Home Media Server?

You can uninstall Nokia Home Media Server 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 Nokia Home Media Server, 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 Nokia Home Media Server.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.86%
Windows XP 29.19%
Windows Vista 17.84%
Windows 10 8.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 28.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.11%
Windows 7 Professional 3.28%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.64% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 15.64%
  Germany 11.17%
  Italy 10.06%
  Israel 5.03%
  United Kingdom 5.03%
  France 4.47%
  Spain 4.47%
  Finland 3.91%
  Australia 3.35%
  Sweden 3.35%
  Brazil 2.23%
  United States 2.23%
  Belgium 2.23%
  Portugal 2.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.29%
Dell 19.19%
Acer 13.13%
Toshiba 8.08%
Intel 5.05%
American Megatrends 4.04%
Samsung 4.04%
ASUS 2.02%
Medion 2.02%
Lenovo 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.73%
Dell Vostro 200 1.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.82%

About Nokia

Nokia is a communications and information technology whose products are mobile telephones and portable IT devices.
Publisher URL: www.nokia.com


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