The purpose of NetRatings is unclear.
that it "tracks Internet usage and submits the tracked information to a server." and
that Nielsen//Netratings is the vendor.
states the same in their analysis.
On the other hand,
McAfee alias for NetRatings
is WebHancer and does not offer any information about the vendor.
alias is Troj/Premete-A and does not offer any information about the vendor.
NetRatings is bundled or installed in association with
file sharing programs such as Kazaa, Morpheus or Grokster.
nrpr.exe, NetMeter.exe, prmt.exe
If you have any of the files related to NetRatings on your system,
please send them
for additional analysis. Generally, I have only analysed a
few versions for each software component listed at this web site. With your help I
will be able to look at both old and more recent versions of the NetRatings software.
Thank you very much for your time!
Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner does not detect NetRatings.
Uninstall NetRatings from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. Look for an entry called "Premeter".
Uninstall NetRatings with FreeFixer
I'm working on a general purpose tool for removing unwanted software.
The tool is called FreeFixer
and can help you remove unwanted Browser Helper Objects, Internet Explorer toolbars
and software that starts automatically when you reboot your computer, so it can offer some
assistance while uninstalling NetRatings. The manual removal instructions
listed below will help you to identify what to delete with
Read more about FreeFixer.
Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove NetRatings manually. Please
notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most
cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If NetRatings remains on your system
after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.
Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run.
(The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
- Browse to the key:
'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
- In the right pane, delete the values called 'NetMeter' and 'Premeter', if they exists.
- Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall \ Premeter ' if it exists.
- Exit the registry editor.
- Restart your computer.
Start Windows Explorer and delete:
Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.
Problems uninstalling? Click here.
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I encourage the vendor to contact me if any part of this write-up
needs a revision.
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