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What is zunenss.exe?

Part of Zune® by Microsoft

What is it?

Zune Network Sharing Service for Zune was the brand of digital media products and services developed by Microsoft. Zune included a line of portable media players, digital media player software for Windows PCs, a music subscription service known as a 'Zune Music Pass', music and video streaming services for the Xbox 360 game console via the Zune Software, music, TV and movie sales, and media software for Windows Phone
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How does zunenss.exe run?

Service - zunenss.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'ZuneNetworkSvc' (Zune Network Sharing Service). This service runs as the NETWORK SERVICE account with minimum privileges on the local computer and acts as the computer on the network. Zune Network Sharing Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the zunenss.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of zunenss.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is zunenss.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00012% CPU1227.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
14.19 MB RAM65.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     60 /min2.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\zune\zunenss.exe

Are there other versions of Zune®?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Zune®.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: zunenss.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Zune®
Description: Zune Network Sharing Service
Version: 4.8.2345.0 (ZUNE_DORADO_V4.8_RTM.110805-1156)
Product version: 4.8.2345.0
Size: 7.89 MB
Original file name: ZuneNSS.exe.mui

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 7/20/2010
Expiration date: 10/20/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004350356%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003122747%
User CPU: 0.00012276084763%
Privileged CPU time: 67688.83 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 33 ms
CPU cycle count: 495,821,864
CPU cycle count /min: 706,163,069
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 198.07 MB
Peak committed memory: 201.57 MB
Paged memory: 14.19 MB
Peak paged memory: 64.2 MB
Paged system memory: 272.36 KB
Non-paged system memory: 30.68 KB
Working set memory: 19.84 MB
Peak working set memory: 79.69 MB
Min working set memory: 18.33 MB
Private memory: 14.19 MB
Page faults: 286,821
Page faults /min: 266
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 59,445
Read operations /min: 58
Read transfer /min: 1.27 MB
Total write operations: 2,426
Write operations /min: 2
Total write transfer: 9.44 MB
Write transfer /min: 9.53 KB
Total other operations: 4,785,360
Other operations /min: 4,703
Total other transfer: 114.48 MB
Other Transfer /min: 115.13 KB
Handle count average: 573
Thread count average: 20
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneNss.exe"

Service details

Name: Zune Network Sharing Service
Service name: ZuneNetworkSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Shares Zune media libraries to Zune devices using Universal Plug and Play”

Image hashes

MD5: 67b787c34fb2888d01b130ae007042d8
SHA-1: 200e7a7219ba82018258c9b37c6f74573f935d05
SHA-256: e44878e53f265c89f271b08b81c129105e42d1c78c14467b2d96e28a9a428b1a

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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