What is NAVBrowser.exe?

The genuine NAVBrowser.exe file is a software component of Naviant NAVBrowser by Naviant.
“NAVBrowser.exe” is a file in Windows, known as the Naviant NAVBrowser by Naviant, Inc. that is used by many software applications for the same purpose. It displays a registration reminder periodically on the screen until the product is registered. The file schedules the reminder to display at set days and times, and checks to see if the program is registered before displaying the popup. Software using the file includes ScanSoft PaperPort 8, Corel Graphics 10, OmniPage SE Pro 11, and many more. Naviant, Inc. began in 1986 and creates enterprise content management (ECM) software that is used in hospitals, organizations, businesses, and more.

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 NAVBrowser.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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NAVBrowser.exe file information

The process known as SSFT Ereg or NAVBrowser belongs to software Naviant NAVBrowser or PaperPort (version 8.0 SE) by Naviant or ScanSoft (

Description: NAVBrowser.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. NAVBrowser.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 212,992 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program PaperPort 8.0 SE or PaperPort, update it, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on to visit the vendor's website, or click on PaperPort 8.0 SE or PaperPort in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

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

I installed a scansoft product
  Bob M  
Installed with software supplied with Epson printer/scanner. Ask you to registrer your Epson product
It is a problem on startup with old versions of Corel. It keeps asking you to register when Corel won't let you because it is too old a version. I disable it from msconfig
  Art P  

Summary: Average user rating of NAVBrowser.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks NAVBrowser.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks NAVBrowser.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving NAVBrowser issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with NAVBrowser. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the NAVBrowser.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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