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Should I remove Z-Cron?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,087
United States Rank #33,621
Reach 0.0042%


VersionDistribution 5.08% 1.69% 1.69% 3.39% 1.69% 32.20% 5.08% 3.39% 3.39% 1.69% 3.39%
4.9 6.78% 3.39%
4.8 3.39% 3.39% 5.08%
4.7 5.08% 1.69%
4.5 1.69% 1.69% 1.69%
4.3 3.39%



Z-Cron is a program developed by IMU Andreas Baumann. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is z-cron.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 2.77 MB (2,908,046 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 38% of users of Z-Cron come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.z-cron.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\z-cron
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Z-Cron\{FD57FF4D-7225-4DAC-B15D-9BAE3E8A0E2B}\AKDeInstall.exe /x
Estimated size: 2.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Z-Cron

Program executable:z-cron.exe
Task- und Backup Scheduler
Path:C:\Program Files\z-cron\z-cron.exe
Additional files:
  • z-manager.exe (by A.Baumann IMU-BerliNet) - Z-Cron Manager (SCM - Vista)
  • z-wecker.exe (by IMU - Andreas Baumann) - Z-Wecker (Tool für Z-Cron)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • z-cron.exe runs as a service named 'Z-Cron' (Z-Cron) "Z-Cron enables a user to configure and plan automatic processes on a computer. If Z-Cron service is stopped, these processes won't be executed at the defined times anymore!".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • z-cron.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Z-Cron' which loads as C:\Program Files\Z-Cron\z-cron.EXE.

How do I remove Z-Cron?

Quickly and completely remove Z-Cron from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Z-Cron 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 Z-Cron, 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 Z-Cron.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.15%
Windows 8 22.03%
Windows XP 18.64%
Windows Vista 10.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.64%
Windows 7 Professional 13.56%
Windows 8.1 10.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.68% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 37.68%
  United States 31.88%
  Italy 4.35%
  Belgium 2.90%
  Turkey 2.90%
  Spain 2.90%
  Austria 1.45%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Costa Rica 1.45%
  Portugal 1.45%
  France 1.45%
  Australia 1.45%
  Colombia 1.45%
  DK 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.58%
Dell 12.90%
Acer 9.68%
ASUS 9.68%
Medion 6.45%
Toshiba 6.45%
Intel 3.23%
MSI 3.23%
Lenovo 3.23%
Compaq 3.23%
Sony 3.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.00%
Acer Aspire 8951G 4.00%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 4.00%
MSI MS-7641 2.00%
MEDION H77H2-EM 2.00%
Gigabyte P55M-UD2 2.00%


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