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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,705
United States Rank #3,909
Reach 0.0962%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 80.89 days
1125.78 days >
Average installed length: 591.51 days


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Norton Utilities 15

What is Norton Utilities 15?  (from Symantec)

Norton Utilities fixes common problems, frees up memory, speeds startup time, and boosts program and overall system speed to help keep your PC running fast and error-free. Fixes common PC problems and helps keep your computer running fast and trouble-free. Lets you completely and permanently erase old, unwanted, and un...  Read more


Norton Utilities 15 is a software program developed by Symantec. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 executable is nu.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU load of less than one percent. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 78.67 MB (82,486,577 bytes). The installed file Update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 63% of users of Norton Utilities 15 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities 15\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities 15\unins000.exe" /Log
Estimated size: 78.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Utilities 15

Program executable:nu.exe
Name:Norton Utilities
Norton Utilities 15.0
Path:C:\Program Files\norton utilities 15\nu.exe
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Additional files:
  • LicHelper.dll - License Helper Dynamic Link Library
  • RMScrn.exe - Norton Utilities Compacting Screen (Norton Utilities - Compacting Progress screen)
  • InnoHelpers.dll - InnoHelpers Dynamic Link Library
  • PMSystem.dll - Norton Utilities Plugin Manager
  • UpdateHlpr.dll - Symantec Smart Update Helper
  • RMEngine.dll - Registry Mechanic Engine
  • Update.exe - Symantec Smart Update
  • Alert.exe - Symantec Smart Alert
  • PCTSecUtility.dll - Security Component
  • Upgrade.exe - Symantec Upgrade
  • PgHist.exe - CleanHistory
  • Scheduler.dll - Scheduler (SchedulerDLL)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • PrivacyHelper.dll - PrivacyHelper Dynamic Link Library
  • Cookies.dll (by PC Tools) - Cookies Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • nu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB4E9B9E-1F8B-434A-BCCE-9A6030F06F8A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • nu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named NUSchedule.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • nu.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities 15\nu.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.3172947530%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.27088967%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04640508%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Norton Utilities 15?

Quickly and completely remove Norton Utilities 15 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Norton Utilities 15 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Norton Utilities 15, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Norton Utilities 15.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 8.1 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.89%
Windows Vista 12.96%
Windows 8 9.63%
Windows XP 6.44%
Windows 8.1 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.31%
Windows 7 Professional 9.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.40%
Windows 10 Home 2.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.41%
  United Kingdom 9.12%
  Canada 5.79%
  Germany 2.13%
  Brazil 1.58%
  Australia 1.53%
  Belgium 1.47%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  France 1.15%
  Italy 1.09%
  Spain 0.71%
  Poland 0.71%
  Ireland 0.66%
  Japan 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.40%
Dell 24.09%
Acer 12.92%
Toshiba 10.16%
ASUS 3.39%
Samsung 2.13%
Intel 2.01%
Lenovo 1.63%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.39%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.93%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.19%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.46%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.21%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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