What is naPrdMgr.exe?

The genuine naPrdMgr.exe file is a software component of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator by McAfee.
naPrdMgr.exe is an executable file that runs the Product Manager for the McAfee Common Framework, that is, the E-Policy Orchestrator (EPO) that enables the unified security management of all McAfee products. This file is a critical component and should not be directly removed. The McAfee EPO is a basis for the McAfee Security Management Platform to operate. Customers use McAfee EPO's flexible and customizable management interface to make workflow more productive, greatly reducing the price and complexity of security and administration. McAfee, Inc. (formerly Network Associates Inc.) is the world's largest company dedicated solely to the development and distribution of security software. It is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA. McAfee was founded in 1987 by John McAfee, who later left the company in 1994. Intel bought over McAfee on February 28, 2011 for $7.68 billion.

NAPrdMgr stands for Network Associates Inc. (McAfee) Product Manager

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 naPrdMgr.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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NaPrdMgr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with naPrdMgr
NaPrdMgr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NAI Product Manager belongs to software McAfee Common Framework or McAfee Agent by McAfee ( or Network Associates (

Description: NaPrdMgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. NaPrdMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ (typically C:\Program Files\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\COMMON FRAMEWORK\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 136,768 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 237,623 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program is not visible. NaPrdMgr.exe is not a Windows core file. NaPrdMgr.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with naPrdMgr.exe, you may want to go to the support area of the Mcafee website, make sure that you have installed the latest version or remove the entire program McAfee Agent using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify naPrdMgr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as naPrdMgr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the naPrdMgr.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

This is reason why hate McAfee. Piece of sh*t which take all power of your PC and there is now easy way how to ged rid of this process.
McAfee process, not harmfull
naPrdMgr.exe is a part from my McAfee-installation. It is responisble for an slow and lazy system. I had inacceptable handle count of 100k+. That's too bad ..
Massive memmory leak ( ~1.5GB ), computer goes to crawl ... More harm than good ...
it's a stupid process which takes the large memory to do something unknown, from boot to enter the system, have to wait nearly half an hour.
This McAfee process can hog all process power. Kill it in Task Manager if it does.
Record breaker for CPU and PF consumption. Have to run it on my standard corporate laptop and eats 30% of my productivity.
  Luis CL  
I kept having problems releasing my USB drive. I used process Explorer and found naPrdMgr had a handle on it, released it, then could dismount the USB drive easily.
  Walt S  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of naPrdMgr.exe: based on 38 votes with 9 reviews. 17 users think naPrdMgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. 6 users think naPrdMgr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade naPrdMgr.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving naPrdMgr issues

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