Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 1.83%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.06%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.13%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.06%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.26%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.13%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 39.82%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 28.76%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.06%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 1.33%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.44%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 8.22%
5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.13%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 14.29%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.06%
5.1.2600.3311 (xpsp.080211-1047) 0.13%
5.1.2600.3300 (xpsp.080125-0707) 0.06%
5.1.2600.3244 (xpsp.071030-0319) 0.06%
5.1.2600.2743 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050819-1525) 0.70%
5.1.2600.2743 (xpsp.050819-1528) 0.57%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 1.90%


PE structurePE file structure

Show functions
Import table
RegCloseKey, RegDeleteKeyW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegQueryValueExW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegSetValueExW, AdjustTokenPrivileges, OpenProcessToken, RegEnumKeyExW, GetTokenInformation, EqualSid, RegDeleteValueW, OpenThreadToken, SetServiceStatus, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerExW, CheckTokenMembership, ConvertStringSidToSidW, RegNotifyChangeKeyValue, DuplicateTokenEx, CloseServiceHandle, QueryServiceStatus, OpenServiceW, OpenSCManagerW, RegGetValueW, RegEnumValueW, UnlockServiceDatabase, LockServiceDatabase, DuplicateToken, FreeSid, AllocateAndInitializeSid, InitiateSystemShutdownExW, WmiNotificationRegistrationW
GetConsoleMode, GetConsoleCP, WriteConsoleW, GetConsoleOutputCP, WriteConsoleA
SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, GetLastError, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetLastError, RaiseException
FlushFileBuffers, SetFilePointer, WriteFile, CreateFileA, CreateFileW, GetFileType
CloseHandle, DuplicateHandle
HeapCreate, HeapSize, GetProcessHeap, HeapDestroy, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, HeapReAlloc
InterlockedExchange, InterlockedCompareExchange, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement
LockResource, GetModuleFileNameA, GetModuleHandleA, GetModuleFileNameW, LoadLibraryExW, LoadResource, SizeofResource, LoadLibraryExA, FreeLibrary, GetModuleHandleW, GetProcAddress, DisableThreadLibraryCalls
GetSystemDefaultLCID, GetOEMCP, GetACP, GetCPInfo, LCMapStringW
VirtualAlloc, VirtualFree, VirtualProtect, VirtualQuery
LocalAlloc, SetHandleCount, lstrlenW, lstrcmpiW, lstrcpynW, lstrlenA, Sleep, LocalFree, lstrcmpW, LCMapStringA
FreeEnvironmentStringsA, ExpandEnvironmentStringsW, SetStdHandle, GetEnvironmentStringsW, GetCommandLineA, GetStdHandle, GetEnvironmentStrings, FreeEnvironmentStringsW
CreateProcessW, TerminateProcess, GetCurrentProcessId, GetCurrentThread, GetCurrentThreadId, OpenProcessToken, GetCurrentProcess, OpenThreadToken, TlsFree, ExitProcess, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, TlsSetValue
WideCharToMultiByte, MultiByteToWideChar, GetStringTypeW, CompareStringW
TryEnterCriticalSection, ResetEvent, DeleteCriticalSection, SetEvent, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSection, OpenEventW, WaitForSingleObject, CreateEventW
GetVersionExA, GetTickCount, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetSystemInfo, GetVersionExW
UnregisterWaitEx, DelayLoadFailureHook, FindResourceW, RegNotifyChangeKeyValue, RegEnumValueW, RegDeleteKeyExW, RegGetValueW, GetStartupInfoA, QueueUserWorkItem, GetPrivateProfileStringW, RegCloseKey, LoadLibraryW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegQueryValueExW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegSetValueExW, RegEnumKeyExW, RegDeleteValueW, LeaveCriticalSection, DisableThreadLibraryCalls, GetVersionExW, VirtualProtect, VirtualAlloc, GetSystemInfo, VirtualQuery, lstrlenW, RaiseException, InitializeCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, HeapReAlloc, lstrcmpiW, MultiByteToWideChar, WideCharToMultiByte, GetCurrentThreadId, GetLastError, CloseHandle, GetCurrentProcess, WaitForSingleObject, HeapDestroy, lstrcpynW, FreeLibrary, lstrlenA, SizeofResource, LoadResource, LoadLibraryExW, CreateFileW, GetModuleFileNameW, GetModuleHandleW, GetCurrentThread, CreateEventW, OpenEventW, OutputDebugStringA, CreateThread, SetEvent, GetProcAddress, InterlockedCompareExchange, LoadLibraryA, Sleep, LocalFree, lstrcmpW, InterlockedExchange, DuplicateHandle, TryEnterCriticalSection, ResetEvent, HeapCreate, GetCommandLineA, GetVersionExA, RtlUnwind, GetModuleHandleA, ExitProcess, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, TlsSetValue, TlsFree, SetLastError, SetHandleCount, GetStdHandle, GetFileType, GetModuleFileNameA, FreeEnvironmentStringsA, GetEnvironmentStrings, EnterCriticalSection, GetEnvironmentStringsW, VirtualFree, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetTickCount, GetCurrentProcessId, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, TerminateProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCPInfo, GetACP, GetOEMCP, HeapSize, WriteFile, SetFilePointer, GetConsoleCP, GetConsoleMode, LCMapStringA, LCMapStringW, GetStringTypeA, GetStringTypeW, GetLocaleInfoA, SetStdHandle, WriteConsoleA, GetConsoleOutputCP, WriteConsoleW, CreateFileA, FlushFileBuffers, CompareStringW, LocalAlloc, GetSystemDefaultLCID, DeviceIoControl, LockResource, GetProcessHeap, CreateProcessW, ExpandEnvironmentStringsW, FreeEnvironmentStringsW
GetStringTypeA, GetLocaleInfoA
RtlRegisterWait, NtClose, RtlOpenCurrentUser, RtlUnwind, RtlDeregisterWaitEx, RtlNtStatusToDosError, NtOpenFile, RtlGetNtProductType, RtlInitUnicodeString
StringFromGUID2, CoTaskMemFree, CoTaskMemAlloc, CoRevokeClassObject, CoRegisterClassObject, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoImpersonateClient, CoRevertToSelf, CLSIDFromString, CoSetProxyBlanket, IIDFromString, CoInitializeEx, CoUninitialize, CoCreateInstance
DwCloneEntry, RasSetAutodialAddressW, RasValidateEntryNameW, RasHangUpW, RasGetEntryPropertiesW, RasRenameEntryW, RasEnumConnectionsW, DwEnumEntryDetails, RasGetConnectStatusW, RasDeleteEntryW
MessageBoxW, LoadImageW, DestroyIcon, UnregisterDeviceNotification, CharNextW, PeekMessageW, DispatchMessageW, MsgWaitForMultipleObjects, RegisterDeviceNotificationW
NsiRpcRegisterChangeNotification, NsiRpcDeregisterChangeNotification, NsiDisconnectFromServer, NsiConnectToServer
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Network Connections Manager by Microsoft

Remove netman.dll
Version:   5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
MD5:   dab9e6c7105d2ef49876fe92c524f565
SHA1:   f9d378209e5e89fd4e8c9ea7eb7934ec9bc9b753
SHA256:   22786af94ea2737a5d9b34b99d2d6f3f41fd46843d6a01e2230723747988e401
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


netman.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of a process. This will ad a run once registry key upon installation for all user profiles of the PC that will cause the file to be executed the first time any user logs in. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Age of Empires III - The WarChiefs published by Microsoft Game Studios, Age of Empires III from Microsoft Game Studios and Age of Empires III by Microsoft Game Studios. The assembly utilizes the .NET run-time framework (which is required to be installed on the PC). This version is installed on Windows XP.


File name:netman.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Network Connections Manager
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\netman.dll
Original name:netman.dll.mui
File version:5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version:5.1.2600.2180
Size:193.5 KB (198,144 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
More details


The following programs will install this file
Microsoft Game Studios
10% remove
Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs is the first official expansion pack for the real-time strategy game Age of Empires III. There are no major changes to the mechanics to Age of Empires 3 - players are still expected to gather resources, build armies and send them to attack opponents. Instead, there are a number of new concepts introduced, whilst existing concepts have been expanded. On some maps, Copper and tin mines have been added, b...
Microsoft Game Studios
8% remove
Age of Empires III is a real-time strategy game developed by Microsoft Corporation's Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. Age of Empires III allows the player to play as eight different civilizations. The story-based campaign mode consists of related scenarios with preset objectives, such as destroying a given building. In Age of Empires III, the campaign follows the fictional Black family in a series of three "Acts...
Microsoft Game Studios
6% remove
From renowned real-time strategy developers Ensemble Studios and Big Huge Games, Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties introduces gamers to Asian civilizations and a host of new gameplay features. Experience firsthand the rich and historical influences of Asia while commanding units and expanding your empire in the Eastern world. In addition to the introduction of playable Asian civilizations to Age of Empires III, the expansion pac...


Hosted services
Runs as a shared service under the Windows svcHost
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
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  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
  • Shared name is 'Netman'
Startup files (all users) run once
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce'
  • 'NCInstallQueue' → rundll32 netman.dll,ProcessQueue

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.50%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.50%
Windows 7 Starter 1.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows Se7en Titan 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 43.65% of Network Connections Manager.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 25.64%
ASUS 16.12%
Hewlett-Packard 15.75%
Acer 13.55%
Toshiba 11.72%
Lenovo 4.40%
Sony 2.93%
Samsung 2.20%
Intel 2.20%
Alienware 0.73%
Medion 0.73%
Gateway 0.73%
MSI 0.73%
NEC 0.73%
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