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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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VersionDistribution 33.33% 66.67%

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Zinstall Client Utility

What is Zinstall Client Utility?  (from ZVT)

Zinstall is based on unique technology and experience. Unlike other, "file mover"-style products, it transfers the complete environment, and doesn't harm the old or the new PC. All of your stuff is transferred - programs, applications, music, pictures, documents, favorites, settings and personalization. Your new compu...  Read more


Zinstall Client Utility is a software program developed by ZVT. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 42.1 MB (44,146,688 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Zinstall Client Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zinstall.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\zinstall\client_utility\qtui\res
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E490C943-7480-4A04-84CA-C4ECACE8352E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 42.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Zinstall Client Utility

  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • devio.exe
  • imdisk.exe (by Olof Lagerkvist) - imdisk (Control program for the ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver)
  • imdsksvc.exe (by Olof Lagerkvist) - ImDisk I/O Packet Forwarder Service
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll
  • msvcr80.dll
  • msvcr90.dll
  • qgif4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qico4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • qjpeg4.dll
  • qmng4.dll
  • qsvg4.dll
  • qtcore4.dll
  • qtgui4.dll
  • qtiff4.dll
  • vshadow.exe
  • ziclib.dll
  • zinsddu.dll
  • zinsrt.dll
  • zinstallhelperservice.exe (by Zinstall.com) - Zinstall (Zinstall helper service)
  • zinstallhostutility.exe (by Zinstall.com) - Zinstall client utility
  • zinstallhostutilityeventlistener.exe - Zinstall client utility helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • zinstallhostutility.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{74C53179-D4BD-4905-A54A-BD0E770D1848}' (runs on registration).
  • zinstallhelperservice.exe runs as a service named 'Zinstall Helper Service' (ZinstallHelperService).

How do I remove Zinstall Client Utility?

You can uninstall Zinstall Client Utility 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 Zinstall Client Utility, 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 Zinstall Client Utility.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  United Kingdom 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard h8-1070uk 33.33%
Dell XPS 8300 33.33%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 33.33%


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