What does the Z-SANService.exe file do?
The Z-SANService.exe process is also known as Z-SAN Storage Service and is a part of NETGEAR Storage Central or, as the case may be, Z-SAN Storage Service. This software is produced by Zetera (www.zetera.com). An obsolete or defective version of Z-SANService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Z-SAN Storage service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Z-SAN Storage service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Z-SANService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Z-SANService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Z-SANService.exe Z-SAN Storage service
Z-SANService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Z-SANService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 376,891 bytes (77% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 352,391 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The Z-SANService file is not part of the Windows operating system. The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. For this reason, 51% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Z-SANService.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about Z-SANService?
|this is a file needed to run for netgear network drives |
|Used with the Netgear SC1010 Netowrk Storage Device |
|Used by Netgear SC101 Network Storage box |
|Part of the Z-SAN software suite used by Netgear for their Z-SAN networked harddrive |
|NETGEAR Storage Central software for Network Storage Device SC101 (further information...) |
Summary: 6 users judge Z-SANService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall NETGEAR Storage Central or Z-SAN Storage Service
To remove Z-SAN Storage service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for NETGEAR Storage Central or Z-SAN Storage Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Z-SANService.exe (Z-SAN Storage service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Z-SAN Storage service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Z-SAN Storage service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Z-SANService.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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