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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
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,436
United States Rank #35,436
Reach 0.0040%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.97 days
176.23 days >
Average installed length: 92.60 days


VersionDistribution 2.53% 2.53% 1.27% 2.53% 1.27% 2.53% 1.27% 1.27% 2.53% 6.33% 1.27% 1.27% 2.53% 1.27% 25.32% 5.06% 3.80% 2.53% 1.27% 2.53%
4.9 5.06% 2.53%
4.8 2.53% 2.53% 3.80%
4.7 3.80% 1.27%
4.5 1.27% 1.27% 2.53%
4.3 2.53%



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. 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 main program executable is z-cron.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 2.77 MB (2,908,046 bytes). zcwupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 35% 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:
  • zcwupdate.exe - Z-Cron (Z-Cron Scheduler Freeware)
  • 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

Scheduled Task
  • z-cron.exe is scheduled as a task named 'QUIT POSTA' (runs daily at 11.30).
  • 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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Z-Cron.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
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 43.04%
Windows 10 34.18%
Windows XP 13.92%
Windows Vista 8.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.46%
Windows 7 Professional 13.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.92%
Windows 10 Home 12.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.86%
Windows 8.1 8.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.48% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 35.48%
  United States 33.33%
  Italy 5.38%
  France 3.23%
  Switzerland 2.15%
  Spain 2.15%
  Brazil 2.15%
  United Kingdom 2.15%
  Belgium 2.15%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  Turkey 2.15%
  Australia 1.08%
  Colombia 1.08%
  Costa Rica 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.64%
Dell 15.38%
ASUS 15.38%
Acer 10.26%
Lenovo 7.69%
Medion 5.13%
Toshiba 5.13%
Sony 2.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.94%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.94%
Acer Aspire 8951G 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 1.47%
MSI MS-7798 1.47%


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