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What does the ZuneNss.exe file do?

The ZuneNss.exe process is also known as Zune Network Sharing Service and is a part of Zune. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of ZuneNss.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ZuneNss.exe Zune Network Sharing service

ZuneNss.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file ZuneNss.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,138,528 bytes (20% of all these files), 5,065,120 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
This file does not supply any version information or other description. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 47% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A ZuneNss.exe file has a 68% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the "C:\Program Files" directory. In this case, the file size is usually 6,363,872 bytes. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. The ZuneNss file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This ZuneNss program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. ZuneNss.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows.

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 ZuneNss.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 ZuneNss?

Installs when the user first syncronizes their Zune to Windows.
Arron Capone-Langan
Microsoft Zune Network File

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How to uninstall Zune

ZuneNss.exe Zune Network Sharing service fix

To remove Zune Network Sharing service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Zune in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if ZuneNss.exe (Zune Network Sharing 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 Zune Network Sharing service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Zune Network Sharing 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 ZuneNss.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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