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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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5.3.2 86.36%
5.3.1 13.64%

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Symantec Network Driver Update


Symantec Network Driver Update is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is 5.3.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 914.5 KB (936,448 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 43% of users of Symantec Network Driver Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\intel\prosetwired\ncs\wmiprov\8023\cdm\cimv2
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6AF90EF6-F7F9-466C-99F4-1774826FBB40}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 914.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Network Driver Update

  • npolw.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Office Live Plug-in for Firefox (Office Live Update v1.3)
  • officelivesignin.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Office Live Add-In (Microsoft Office Live Add-in Sign-in)
  • olconnector.dll - Office Live Add-in for Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office Live Add-in)
  • olconnectorresources.dll - Office Live-tillägg till Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office Live-tilläggsresurser)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npolw.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npOLW.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npolw.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@microsoft.com/OfficeLive,version=1.3' with a plugin key of '@microsoft.com/OfficeLive,version=1.3' for all users of the PC.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005064724%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00050391%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000256%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Symantec Network Driver Update?

You can uninstall Symantec Network Driver Update 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 Symantec Network Driver Update, 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 Symantec Network Driver Update.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Symantec Network Driver Update you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 86.36%
Windows 7 13.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 90.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.33%
  Germany 13.33%
  France 10.00%
  Canada 10.00%
  Belgium 6.67%
  Sweden 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  Austria 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 26.67%
Dell 13.33%
Sahara 13.33%
Toshiba 13.33%
ASUS 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Packard Bell 6.67%
Compaq 6.67%
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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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