What does the ZeteraService.exe file do?
The ZeteraService.exe process is also known as ZNS MicroSAN Service and is a part of NETGEAR (Version SC101 Storage Central, SC101 Storage Central Manager) or, as the case may be, ZNS MicroSAN Service. This software is produced by Zetera (www.zetera.com). An obsolete or defective version of ZeteraService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ZNS MicroSAN service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ZNS MicroSAN 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)
- ZeteraService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ZeteraService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ZeteraService.exe ZNS MicroSAN service
ZeteraService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ZeteraService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 69,632 bytes (85% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 61,521 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 49% 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 ZeteraService.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 ZeteraService?
|Part of the Netgear SC101 Driver (Network Attached Storage Server) Software |
|Used by Netgear for access to the SC101 NAS. Necessary |
|Netgear Service Control Manager for Remote Storage Device |
|Associated with Netgear SC101 storage device |
|Part of the Netgear SC101 Driver |
Summary: 13 users judge ZeteraService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall NETGEAR or ZNS MicroSAN Service
To remove ZNS MicroSAN 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 or ZNS MicroSAN Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ZeteraService.exe (ZNS MicroSAN 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 ZNS MicroSAN service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ZNS MicroSAN 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 ZeteraService.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.