XPlite can uninstall Computer Browser, re-install or repair Computer Browser on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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Computer Browser Computer Browser

Maintains an updated list of computers on the network and supplies this list to computers designated as browsers. If this service is stopped, this list will not be updated or maintained. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Detailed information has not been added for this feature.

In XPlite Professional you can find Computer Browser under the group titled MS Networking Services MS Networking Services.

Install Computer Browser:

If you install Computer Browser to your system using XPlite Professional you will also be required to install the following components that Computer Browser requires:

Uninstall Computer Browser:

Computer Browser is not required by other system components in XPlite Professional. You can safely uninstall Computer Browser without compromising other XPlite Professional components.

BUT PLEASE NOTE: You may have other software installed that does require Computer Browser. If you encounter any compatibility issues with other software you can quickly and easily reinstall Computer Browser using XPlite Professional.


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall Computer Browser and reinstall to repair Computer Browser on:

  • Windows XP Professional: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows XP Home: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows 2000 Professional: orig, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • Windows 2003 Server: orig, SP1, SP2(coming!)

User Removal Statistics for Computer Browser

Of 87 sampled Windows XP users, 39 left Computer Browser installed and 48 people uninstalled Computer Browser from their system.

Of 393 sampled Windows 2000 users, 10 left Computer Browser installed and 9 people uninstalled it from their system. No data for another 374 users (advanced features hidden or incomplete log data).

Pro Users can help us collect these removal statistics.

  1. In XPlite or 2000lite press XPlite properties button to access preferences.
  2. Ensure logging is on.
  3. Check "Send component state data when checking for upgrades" on the Preferences tab.
  4. Using the Check for Upgrades button on the About tab.

The information sent is the last block only of component installation state data - you can see this in the log as "option=1" or "option=0". No personal information is conveyed.

The option to uninstall Computer Browser is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

Computer Browser is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO Computer Browser is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial