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Should I remove Zune?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #711
United States Rank #781
Reach 0.9666%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.76 days
671.33 days >
Average installed length: 352.73 days


04.08.2345.00 96.10%
04.07.1404.01 2.48%
04.07.1404.00 0.57%
04.02.0202.00 0.50%
04.00.0740.00 0.15%
03.01.0620.01 0.08%
03.01.0620.00 0.05%
2.5.0447.00 0.03%
2.3.1338.00 0.02%
2.1.0888.02 0.01%
1.3.5728.0 0.01%
1.0.5341.0 0.01%

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What is Zune?

The Zune software functions as management software for the device, a full media player application with a library, an interface to the Zune Marketplace, and as a media streaming server. Zune Software is used to sync with all devices with Zune functionality, including the Zune devices, Windows Phone 7, and Microsoft Kin. Zune devices work exclusively with the Zune software and Marketplace. The Zune software organizes the media in its library and allows users to add to the library by ripping from CDs, syncing with a Zune device, and downloading from the Zune Marketplace.

About  (from Microsoft)

Zune software is a digital media jukebox that puts your favorite music, videos, and pictures at your fingertips. Use Zune software to find great music on Zune Music & Video Marketplace and to sync everything in your digital media library to your Zune and Windows Phone devices.


The most used version is 04.08.2345.00, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is zune.exe. The software installer includes 117 files and is usually about 78.27 MB (82,068,370 bytes). Microsoft.WindowsMobile.DeviceUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xbox.com/zune
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=71730
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Zune\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneSetup.exe /x
Estimated size: 78.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Zune

Program executable:zune.exe
Microsoft Zune
Path:C:\Program Files\zune\zune.exe
Microsoft Zune was the brand of digital media products and services developed by Microsoft. Zune included a line of portable media players, digital media player software for Windows PCs, a music subscription service known as a 'Zune Music...
Additional files:
  • Microsoft.WindowsMobile.DeviceUpdate.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System (Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Update)
  • uix.dll - Microsoft® Zune-MediaCenter Platform (Microsoft Iris UI Framework)
  • UIX.renderapi.dll - Microsoft UIX Rendering Engine
  • UIXcontrols.dll - UIXControls
  • uixrender.dll - Rendering Engine
  • uixsup.dll - UIX Debugging Support
  • zunepresenter.dll - Windows Media Center Video Presenter Module
  • zuneh264dec.dll - Microsoft Zune H.264 Video Decoder
  • msvcm90.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll
  • msvcr80.dll
  • msvcr90.dll
  • wm7update.dll - Windows Mobile 7 Update Tool
  • zunemp4sdecd.dll - Zune MPEG-4 S Video Decoder
  • msidcrl40.dll - Microsoft® Identity CRL (IDCRL Dynamic Link Library)
  • zuneaacdec.dll - Zune MPEG AAC Decoder
  • UpdateWP.exe - UpdateWP
  • Interop.wm7updatelib.dll - Zune®
  • Interop.ZuneWmdulib.dll - Interop.ZuneWmdu.dll
  • WMZuneComm.exe - Windows Mobile Zune Communication Service
  • WMZuneCommProxyStub.dll - WM Zune Comm proxy stub DLL
  • WMZuneTCP2UDP.dll - WM Zune TCP2UDP Library DLL
  • ZuneBusEnum.exe - Zune Bus Enumerator Service
  • zunecfg.dll - Zune Configuration
  • zuneconfig.exe
  • zunecore.dll - Zune Core DLL
  • zunedb.dll - Zune DB
  • zunedbapi.dll - Zune DB API DLL
  • zunedxva2.dll - Zune DirectX Video Acceleration 2.0 DLL
  • zuneeffects.dll - Zune Effects
  • zuneenc.exe - Zune Encoder Helper
  • zuneenceng.dll - Zune Encoding Module
  • zuneevr.dll - Enhanced Video Renderer DLL
  • ZuneHost.exe - Zune Host
  • zunelauncher.exe - Zune Auto-Launcher
  • zunemarketplaceresources.dll - ZuneMarketplaceResource\0
  • ZuneMBR.dll - Zune MBR Source Filter
  • zunemde.dll - ZuneMDE DLL
  • zunenativelib.dll - Zune Native Library DLL
  • zunenss.exe - Zune Network Sharing Service
  • zunenssci.dll - Zune Network Sharing Service Control Interface DLL
  • zuneps.dll - Zune Proxy Stub Dll
  • zuneqp.dll - Zune QP
  • zuneresources.dll - Zune String Resources
  • ZuneSA.dll - Zune SA DLL
  • zunese.dll - Zune SE
  • zuneservice.dll - Zune Service DLL
  • zunesetup.exe - Zune software installer and updater
  • zunesh.dll - Zune Device Communication Support (TEST)
  • zuneshare.exe - Zune Folder Sharing Executable
  • zuneshell.dll - ZuneShell
  • zuneshellext.dll - Zune Shell extension
  • zuneshellresources.dll - ZuneShellResource\0
  • zunesp.dll - WMDM Service Provider for Zune Devices
  • zunesrcwrp.dll - ZuneSrcWrp Module
  • zunedriver.dll - Zune Driver
  • zuneiptransport.dll - Zune IP Transport Layer
  • zunemtpz.dll - Zune MTPZ Core Protocol Component

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Zune.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'ZuneRipCDAudioOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Microsoft.Zune.2.RipCD' and the action verb 'Rip.
Scheduled Task
  • Zune.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4CC54FE3-6B9B-43E5-8DEE-1F9A377A03AA}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ZuneLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 11.
3 Services
  • ZuneNss.exe runs as a service named 'ZuneNetworkSvc' (ZuneNetworkSvc) "Shares Zune media libraries to Zune devices using Universal Plug and Play".
  • WMZuneComm.exe runs as a service named 'WMZuneComm' (WMZuneComm) "Zune Connectivity for Windows Mobile devices".
  • ZuneBusEnum.exe runs as a service named 'Zune Bus Enumerator' (ZuneBusEnum) "Configures Zune for wireless syncing".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ZuneLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Zune Launcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Zune.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Zune\Zune.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:211.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0156545021%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00786191%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00779260%
0.015104% average
Memory:2.95 MB
Total CPU:0.0002237428%
Kernel CPU:0.00011187%
User CPU:0.00011187%
Memory:1.96 MB
Total CPU:0.0000334905%
Kernel CPU:0.00001870%
User CPU:0.00001480%
CPU cycles/sec:459
I/O reads/min:43 Bytes

How do I remove Zune?

You can uninstall Zune 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 Zune, 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 Zune.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8 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 59.97%
Windows 10 30.78%
Windows Vista 5.69%
Windows XP 3.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.69%
Windows 7 Professional 9.44%
Windows 8.1 7.13%
Windows 10 Home 5.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.00%
  Italy 5.61%
  Germany 5.20%
  United Kingdom 5.06%
  Finland 3.21%
  France 3.12%
  Brazil 2.84%
  India 2.09%
  Mexico 2.04%
  Canada 2.01%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Poland 1.38%
  Australia 1.18%
  Belgium 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.95%
Dell 20.96%
Acer 17.25%
ASUS 10.10%
Toshiba 6.89%
Samsung 5.04%
Lenovo 3.57%
Intel 1.21%
American Megatrends 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.78%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.15%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.04%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.85%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.40%
ASUS All Series 2.35%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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