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Should I remove Zoom?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,726
United States Rank #3,335
Reach 0.0956%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.85 days
231.60 days >
Average installed length: 121.69 days


3.5 52.27%
3.0 13.12%
2.5 13.20%
2.1 8.72%
2.0 7.31%
1.5 1.79%
1.0 3.58%


What is Zoom?  (from Zoom Video Communications)

Zoom, the cloud meeting company, unifies mobile collaboration, cloud video conferencing and simple online meetings into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio and screen-sharing experience across Windows PC, Mac, iOS, Android and H.323/SIP room systems.


Zoom is a software program developed by Zoom Video Communications. The most common release is 3.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named zoom.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 14.22 MB (14,914,586 bytes). The installed file zAutoUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 75% of users of Zoom come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: zoom.us
Help link: support.zoom.us/home
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Zoom\bin
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Zoom\uninstall\Installer.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 14.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Zoom

Program executable:zoom.exe
Additional files:
  • zlt.dll - zltCodec Dynamic Link Library
  • Cmmlib.dll - Common library Application (Zoom Video Call)
  • zmb.dll - zmb Dynamic Link Library
  • zTscoder.exe - Zoom Recording Converter
  • npzoomplugin.dll - Zoom launcher - 3.0.1 (Zoom Launcher)
  • Zoom_launcher.exe - Zoom boot loader (Zoom)
  • CptHost.exe - Zoom Video Call (Zoom Sharing)
  • CptShare.dll
  • mcm.dll
  • nydus.dll - nydus Dynamic Link Library
  • ssb_sdk.dll - call functional SDK
  • tp.dll - Transport Module
  • util.dll
  • viper.dll
  • zAutoUpdate.dll
  • zChatApp.dll
  • zData.dll
  • zVideoApp.dll
  • zWebService.dll
  • CmmBrowserEngine.dll - Zoom Meetings
  • Installer.exe
  • reslib.dll
  • zChatUI.dll
  • zVideoUI.dll
  • annoter.dll - Annotation Dynamic Link Library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • zCrashReport.dll - CrashRpt (Crash Handling Module)
  • zCrashReport.exe - Crash Report Delivery Module
  • CmmUILib.dll
  • libfaac.dll
  • turbojpeg.dll
  • zWinRes.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npzoomplugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npzoomplugin.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npzoomplugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Zoom Video Plugin' with a plugin key of '@zoom.us/ZoomVideoPlugin'.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Zoom.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Zoom' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Zoom\bin\Zoom.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Zoom.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Zoom\bin\Zoom.exe'.

How do I remove Zoom?

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

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Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 8 48%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.06%
Windows 8 47.54%
Windows Vista 2.98%
Windows XP 1.34%
Windows 8.1 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.84%
Windows 8.1 18.39%
Windows 7 Professional 13.98%
Windows 10 Home 11.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.72%
  Canada 4.62%
  United Kingdom 2.21%
  Australia 2.21%
  Germany 1.34%
  India 1.13%
  Israel 0.92%
  Brazil 0.87%
  Spain 0.87%
  Italy 0.82%
  France 0.57%
  Colombia 0.51%
  Netherlands 0.46%
  Mexico 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.10%
Dell 27.15%
Acer 13.63%
ASUS 9.43%
Toshiba 8.30%
Lenovo 6.56%
Samsung 3.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.71%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.29%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.82%
ASUS All Series 2.59%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.35%


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