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How to remove an NielsenOnline error


NielsenOnline.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if NielsenOnline.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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NielsenOnline.exe file information

The process known as Nielsen Online or NetMeter belongs to software NetMeter or Nielsen//NetRatings or Nielsen or Nielsen Online by NetRatings (www.nielsen-netratings.com) or The Nielsen Company (www.nielsen.com).

Description: The file NielsenOnline.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 45,056 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 557,056 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/nielsenonline.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. NielsenOnline.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > NetMeter or Nielsen//NetRatings).

Recommended: Identify NielsenOnline.exe related errors .

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NielsenOnline.exe. Therefore, you should check the NielsenOnline.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

not much, but would be interested in becoming a member
  linda andrade  
how to remove it
  ericeman8  
Installed voluntarily and is very obvious about its purpose. Seems to have no adverse affect on my system whatsever and easily removeable using add/remove programs.
  Mosh  
It's like TV Ratings system for internet traffic run by Nielson Group
  rizzn   (further information)
Installed if you sign-up for Nielsen consumer questionnaires
  Chris Archer   (further information)
computer pop up for closing
  c_rackerkiller  
Some advertising thing that gives you lotsa spam/popups
  William  
NielsenOnline.exe is showing up twice in my Task Manager.
  John S. Matherne  
Caused conflict with audio card on a Compaq R4010US
  J Salaz  
It's a downloadable internet monitoring program
  Nielsen Online   (further information)
Survey service that I get paid to have running on my PC.
  Ken Fougere  
Pays you to allow them to collect information about your and your household's computer and Internet usage and activity
  Ken Fougere   (further information)
Used for Nielson Homesccan survey program
  Tony H.  
I was invited by them and am I member of AC Neilson Homescan. I want to have it on my computer and would like it to not pop my protector programs as dangerous.
  cinders818p   (further information)
Obtained from Neilsen when I joined them
  revowend  
As a Nielsen//NetRatings panelist, your browsing and buying habits influence the composition of the Internet as well as how companies conduct business. Members of the research panel help to shape the future of the Internet. , Members will automatically be entered into their Sweepstakes.
  Ken Fougère   (further information)
It is a self installed program that runs in the background to monitor internet usage. There is absolutely NOTHING dangerous about this program. I have had it on my computer for more than a year and it doesn't interfere with anything whatsoever. Plus they send me $5 every quarter just for letting it run in the background on my computer
  Shee  
leagal online information collector
  Werner Große   (further information)
it is a legitimate product that tracks your internet traffic it is only installed if you go looking for it and sign up with neilsononline.com
  Caleb   (further information)
It is an information gathering program for a neilsen polls
  Frank Dunn   (further information)
Have used for years with no problems. Knew exactly what its purpose was before installing. Like points-for-gifts program that it has.
  Carol  
They pay me to monitor my internet activities.
  Ken Fougère   (further information)
voluntary participation in online consumer panel
  Cindy Henkel   (further information)
Installed this voluntarily. Does not cause slowdown, display ads or popups. Easily removed.
  Cue   (further information)
This lags my computer like hell.
   
Make PC very Slow but isnt dangerous
   
Virus detected by avg, danger level 4/5 Slows down PC and installs adware and potentially unwanted programs, is also spyware.
  Andrew  
It records your inputs and monitor. Why would anyone willingly download this? They see everything you do, and can easily track your passwords to websites like amazon, paypal, email accounts. I suggest that you all remove this from your PC at once, and think twice before someone offers you $20 a year to watch everything you do on your PC.
  A Naylor  
Leaves something on your computer that frequently tries to use network resources even when uninstalled
   
It's a Backdoor/spyware to your computer that CAN allow them to install whatever/whenever they like, IF you're dumb enuff to expose your passwords/bank details for a $5 reward, go for it! I emailed them to explain it more and got NO REPLY!
  EXpanelist  

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Summary: Average user rating of NielsenOnline.exe: based on 34 votes with 30 reviews.
2 users think NielsenOnline.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 23 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 5 users think NielsenOnline.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade NielsenOnline.exe ("not sure about it").


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