XPlite can uninstall TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, re-install or repair TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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Enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution.

Detailed information has not been added for this feature.

In XPlite Professional you can find TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper under the group titled MS Networking Services MS Networking Services.

Install TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper:

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper is a stand-alone component. The function of TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper does not rely on any other XPlite Professional components and removing other components in XPlite Professional should not influence TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper.

Uninstall TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper:

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper is not required by other system components in XPlite Professional. You can safely uninstall TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper without compromising other XPlite Professional components.

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


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper and reinstall to repair TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper 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 TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Of 87 sampled Windows XP users, 46 left TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper installed and 41 people uninstalled TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper from their system.

Of 393 sampled Windows 2000 users, 11 left TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper installed and 7 people uninstalled it from their system. No data for another 375 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 TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial