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Should I remove Windows Software Probe?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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10.2.2812 6.67%
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9.5.10451 6.67%
9.5.10353 6.67%
9.5.10243 13.33%
9.5.1574 13.33%
9.4.1678 6.67%
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Windows Software Probe

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What is Windows Software Probe?  (from N-able Technologies)

A probe monitors the status of services on your devices. Windows probes are installed using either a generic installation program or a customer-specific installation program.


Windows Software Probe is a software program developed by N-able Technologies. The most common release is 9.5.10243, 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. The setup package generally installs about 67 files and is usually about 104.04 MB (109,089,520 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 76% of users of Windows Software Probe come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.n-able.com
Help link: www.n-able.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\N-able Technologies\Windows Software Probe\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FC66ADA1-2BAE-462C-BCC7-23CE6D8A102B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 104.04 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Software Probe

  • libnable2.dll - N-able Technologies Inc. Windows Agent/Software Probe (libnable2 Dynamic Link Library)
  • RemoteExecStub.exe - N-able Technologies Inc. Windows Software Probe (RemoteExecStub Application)
  • RemoteControlStub.exe - N-able Technologies Inc. Windows Agent (RemoteControlStub Application)
  • WSPMaint.exe - Windows Software Probe Maintenance
  • WSPMonitor.exe - Windows Software Probe Monitor
  • CommandPromptManagerInterface.dll - SixtyFourBitManagerInterface
  • SixtyFourBitManagerInterface.dll
  • Framework.dll - MAY4 BZ78061 framework (Framework)
  • wsp.exe - Windows Software Probe
  • NUSAdministration.dll - NUSServiceConfigLayer
  • NASafeInvokeProvider.dll - NASafeInvokeProvider
  • NUSClientAdministration.dll - NUSClientConfigLayer
  • localAssetScanner.dll - localAssetDiscovery
  • NableUpdateDiagnose.exe - NableUpdateDiagnose
  • AMTPowerManager.exe - IntAMTPowerManager
  • NableUpdateService.exe - NableUpdateService
  • NcentralAssetTool.exe - NcentralAssetTool
  • NcentralAssetTag.dll - NcentralAssetTag
  • NUSClientPublic.dll - NUSClientPublic
  • QTaskScheduler.dll - QTaskScheduler
  • NableSnmpWalk.exe - NableSnmpWalk
  • RemoteControl.dll - Windows Agent (RemoteControl)
  • WindowsAgentSetup.exe - Setup Launcher
  • VmWareClient.exe - VmWareClient
  • NASafeExec.exe - NASafeExec
  • NUSPublic.dll - NUSPublic
  • NAInvoke.exe - NAInvoke
  • VmWare.dll - VmWare
  • Wbem.dll - Wbem
  • SSH.dll - SSH
  • tunnel_common.dll
  • tunnel_target.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • NableUpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'N-able Patch Repository Service' (NablePatchRepositoryService) "This service distributes patches required by client devices managed by N-central server.".
  • WSPMaint.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Software Probe Maintenance Service' (Windows Software Probe Maintenance Service) "The Windows Software Probe Maintenance Service to perform module maintenance/upgrade.".
  • wsp.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Software Probe Service' (Windows Software Probe Service) "The Windows Software Probe monitors devices on the network and reports to the N-central server.".

How do I remove Windows Software Probe?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Software Probe from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Software Probe 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 Windows Software Probe, 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 Windows Software Probe.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 26.67%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows Server 2008 R2 St... 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.33%
Windows Small Business Se... 6.67%
Windows Server 2012 Stand... 6.67%
Windows 10 Pro 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.19%
  Australia 4.76%
  Canada 4.76%
  Estonia 4.76%
  United Kingdom 4.76%
  Singapore 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.71%
Intel 35.71%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 23.08%
HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 7.69%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite USDT... 7.69%
Hewlett-Packard CQ5700F 7.69%
Gigabyte P35-DS3 7.69%
Dell PowerEdge T620 7.69%


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