• Undesirable program

    NIELSENONLINE.EXE Information

    This is an undesirable program.

    This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.

    If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums.

  • Name
    netmeter
  • Filename
    NielsenOnline.exe
  • Command
    C:\Program Files\NetRatingsNetmeter\NetMeter\NielsenOnline.exe
  • Description
    This is software that monitors your Internet usage and offers surveys that are based on users online habits. The data that is monitored is supposedly reported anonymously. Though this software is not considered malware or malicious, since this software can be bundled with adware and performs constant monitoring of your activity, it is the site's opinion that you disable it.
  • File Location
    C:\Program Files\NetRatingsNetmeter\NetMeter\NielsenOnline.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
  • HijackThis Category
    O4 Entry
  • This entry has been requested 12,059 times.

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