What is NalExpEx.dll?

NalExpEx.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if NalExpEx.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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NalExpEx.dll file information

The process known as ZENworks Application Explorer Execution Hook or ZENworks for Desktops Management Agent belongs to software ZENworks Application Explorer or ZENworks for Desktops Management by Novell (

Description: NalExpEx.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file NalExpEx.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 131,072 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 118,784 bytes. 
This is a special .dll file (Dynamic Link Library), which starts automatically when programs are launched. So it can monitor or manipulate all of your program starts. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. It monitors program starts. The NalExpEx.dll file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. NalExpEx.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NalExpEx.dll. Therefore, you should check the NalExpEx.dll 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.


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Summary: Average user rating of NalExpEx.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks NalExpEx.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving NalExpEx issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with NalExpEx. 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 NalExpEx.dll 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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