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Should I remove ZyXEL NAS Starter Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,900
United States Rank #30,696
Reach 0.0035%


2.00.18 89.71%
2.00.10 10.29%

ZyXEL NAS Starter Utility

What is ZyXEL NAS Starter Utility?  (from ZyXEL)

With the latest personal cloud feature of ZyXEL’s Media Servers, you can freely access, share and enjoy digital media contents through your smartphones and tablets with the Polkast app, no matter where you are! Streams multiple HD media on DLNA TV or media player easily. Freely access your own personal cloud from anywh...  Read more


ZyXEL NAS Starter Utility is a program developed by ZyXEL. The most used version is 2.00.18, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 NSU.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 20.78 MB (21,793,593 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 51% of users of ZyXEL NAS Starter Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/nsa310.shtml?t=p
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NSU\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{955955AD-9B68-4881-BA99-5557C4139F8B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ZyXEL NAS Starter Utility

Program executable:NSU.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NSU\NSU.exe
  • NSU.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NSU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0E0CB996-54D5-4A62-B8C9-7918C08963A2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • NSU.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NSU' and executes as C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NSU\NSU.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NSU.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\NSU\NSU.exe'.

How do I remove ZyXEL NAS Starter Utility?

You can uninstall ZyXEL NAS Starter 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 ZyXEL NAS Starter 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 ZyXEL NAS Starter Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? 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 64.71%
Windows 10 27.94%
Windows XP 4.41%
Windows Vista 2.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.24%
Windows 7 Professional 16.18%
Windows 10 Home 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.82%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.59%
  Germany 18.82%
  Netherlands 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  Belgium 3.53%
  Italy 3.53%
  Finland 2.35%
  DK 2.35%
  Switzerland 1.18%
  Austria 1.18%
  Romania 1.18%
  Czech Republic 1.18%
  Ireland 1.18%
  United Arab Emirates 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.15%
ASUS 9.76%
Acer 9.76%
Dell 7.32%
Medion 7.32%
Sony 4.88%
American Megatrends 4.88%
Apple 2.44%
Common models
Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 4.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7681 3.28%
Sony VGNFW590F3B 3.28%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 1.64%
Sony VGN-NS11S_S 1.64%
Samsung 350V5C/350V5X/350... 1.64%

Publisher URL: www.zyxel.com


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