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QNAP Web Monitor Component

What is QNAP Web Monitor Component?  (from QNAP Systems)

If you failed to install the ActiveX plugin when connecting to the monitoring page of NVR by IE browser, you can install the NVR Web Monitor Component. This component allows you to view NVR webcams and not only. Through its interface you can access a great number of settings.


QNAP Web Monitor Component is a software program developed by QNAP Systems. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 15.62 MB (16,382,901 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 17% of users of QNAP Web Monitor Component come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qnapsecurity.com/download.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\qnap\viostormonitor
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\QNAP\VioStorMonitor\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 15.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by QNAP Web Monitor Component

  • npMonHost.dll - Monitor Host plugin (npMonHost)
  • uninstall.exe - Monitor Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npMonHost.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npMonHost.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npMonHost.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'QNAP VSMonitor Firefox Plugin 1.0' with a plugin key of '@qnap.com/MonitorPlayer' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove QNAP Web Monitor Component?

You can uninstall QNAP Web Monitor Component 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 QNAP Web Monitor Component, 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 QNAP Web Monitor Component.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by QNAP Web Monitor Component you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.38%
Windows 10 24.66%
Windows XP 6.85%
Windows Vista 4.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 8 Pro 5.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.33%
  France 12.00%
  Germany 9.33%
  Italy 9.33%
  Taiwan 6.67%
  Belgium 5.33%
  Switzerland 4.00%
  Greece 4.00%
  Netherlands 4.00%
  DK 4.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Hong Kong 2.67%
  Australia 2.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
American Megatrends 13.89%
Dell 8.33%
Intel 8.33%
Apple 5.56%
ASUS 5.56%
Compaq 2.78%
Alienware 2.78%
Common models
TOSHIBA Qosmio X505 2.17%
Samsung 700G7A 2.17%
Packard Bell ONETWO L5710 2.17%
Packard Bell EasyNote LS1... 2.17%
MSI MS-7758 2.17%
MSI MS-7680 2.17%

About (from QNAP Systems, Inc.)

QNAP, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.qnap.com


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