What is libusbd-nt.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the libusbd-nt.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Libusbd-nt.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with libusbd-nt
Libusbd-nt.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as LibUsb-Win32 - Generic USB Library belongs to software LibUsb-Win32 by

Description: Libusbd-nt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The libusbd-nt.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 18,944 bytes (94% of all occurrences), 16,384 bytes, 22,888 bytes or 15,360 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with libusbd-nt.exe, you can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as libusbd-nt.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the libusbd-nt.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

USB Tool für Kathrein Receiver, keine Bedrohung
Tool um aufgenommene Sendungen per USB von einem Kathrein Sat-Empfänger herunterzuladen
    (further information)
Used for Alphacool LCD Display
  Peter Warner   (further information)
It's a process that manage a driver that let you use the six axis pad (PS3) on your computer.
Library to enable user space application programs to communicate with USB devices
  Libusb   (further information)
Allows use of a PS3 controller
this process appeared in my task manager after downloading drivers for playstation 3 pad
  john bryce  
driver for ps3 controller
  dinky boy  
PS3 controller driver
  Max Zahn  

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Summary: Average user rating of libusbd-nt.exe: based on 9 votes with 9 user comments. 3 users think libusbd-nt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving libusbd-nt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with libusbd-nt. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the libusbd-nt.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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