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Should I remove Zoolz2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,657
United States Rank #8,709
Reach 0.0249%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.34 days
275.58 days >
Average installed length: 144.79 days


2.1 26.68%
2.0 73.32%



Zoolz2 is a program developed by Genie9. The most used version is 2.0, 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is zoolz.exe. The software installer includes 69 files and is usually about 12.79 MB (13,413,301 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 69% of users of Zoolz2 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Genie9\Zoolz2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Genie9\Zoolz2\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 12.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Zoolz2

Program executable:zoolz.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\genie9\zoolz2\zoolz.exe
Additional files:
  • ZoolzPasswordCheck.exe - Zoolz Server Authentication
  • ContextMenu.dll - Genie Timeline Backup (GSTimelineBackup context menu module)
  • ShellRes.dll - GSTimelineNSE Dynamic Link Library
  • ZoolzContextMenu.dll
  • ZoolzShellRes.dll
  • ZoolzLauncher.exe - ZoolzLauncher
  • uninstall.exe - Zoolz
  • ZoolzService.exe - Zoolz 2 Service
  • ExceptionReporter.WinForms.dll (by www.codeplex.com/ExceptionReporter) - Exception Reporter (ExceptionReporter.WinForms)
  • OnlineHandlerBase.dll - OnlineHandlerBase
  • SharedLib.dll - ZoolzSharedLib
  • ZoolzSharedLib.dll
  • Watcher.dll - DrivesWatcher
  • OnlineManager.dll - ZoolzManager
  • ZoolzManager.dll
  • GSRunAsUser.exe - GSRunAsUser
  • Rescources.dll - Rescources
  • XspHandler.dll - XspHandler
  • GongShell.dll (by Gong Solutions) - GongShell (Gong Solutions Shell Library)
  • Win32Mapi.dll - Win32Mapi
  • Core.dll - ZoolzMAC
  • Settings.dll - Settings
  • ZoolzCore.dll
  • GenieLog.dll - Logger
  • LogManager.dll
  • dcraw.exe
  • ResetGSData.exe
  • SetupHelper.exe
  • xdelta3.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ContextMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Genie9 Zoolz Context Menu Extension' with a class of {88DE42CC-760E-4BF4-B305-0B0B9374A7E3}.
  • ZoolzContextMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Genie9 Zoolz Context Menu Extension' with a class of {88DE42CC-760E-4BF4-B305-0B0B9374A7E3}.
Scheduled Task
  • ZoolzLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Zoolz Start Backup' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 1:00 AM).
  • ZoolzService.exe runs as a service named 'Zoolz Backup Service' (Zoolz 2 Service) "Zoolz Backup Service provided by Genie9".
Startup File (User Run)
  • ZoolzLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Zoolz Tray' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Genie9\Zoolz2\ZoolzLauncher.exe" "C:\Program Files\Genie9\Zoolz2\Zoolz.exe" "-Delay".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ZoolzLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Zoolz Tray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Genie9\Zoolz2\ZoolzLauncher.exe" "C:\Program Files\Genie9\Zoolz2\Zoolz.exe" "-Delay".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:124.91 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001350014%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007872%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005628%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,756,401
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:992 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:353 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:39.81 MB
Total CPU:0.0000906350%
Kernel CPU:0.00004811%
User CPU:0.00004253%
CPU cycles/sec:9,629
I/O reads/min:25 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Zoolz2?

You can uninstall Zoolz2 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 Zoolz2, 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 Zoolz2.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows 10 31.64%
Windows XP 5.07%
Windows Vista 4.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.51%
Windows 7 Professional 13.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.47%
Windows 10 Home 8.64%
Windows 10 Pro 8.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.52%
  United Kingdom 6.33%
  Australia 3.92%
  Canada 3.92%
  Israel 3.01%
  Sweden 1.36%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Germany 1.20%
  France 1.05%
  Spain 0.90%
  Italy 0.90%
  India 0.60%
  Brazil 0.45%
  Belgium 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.24%
Hewlett-Packard 25.08%
Acer 12.54%
ASUS 10.85%
Lenovo 2.71%
Toshiba 2.37%
American Megatrends 2.03%
Intel 1.02%
Medion 1.02%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.17%
Dell XPS 8300 2.87%
ASUSTeK N53SV 2.30%
Dell Vostro 420 Series 2.30%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 2.30%


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