What is ndasmgmt.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 ndasmgmt.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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Ndasmgmt.exe file information

The process known as NDAS Device Management belongs to software Freecom Network Drive or NDAS Software by XIMETA (

Description: Ndasmgmt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ndasmgmt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 220,160 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 178,688 bytes, 236,784 bytes or 389,608 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Ndasmgmt.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 5% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with ndasmgmt.exe, you may want to go to the support area of the Ximeta website, make sure that you have installed the latest version or remove the entire program NDAS Software or Freecom Network Drive using Windows Control Panel.

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If ndasmgmt.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 30,974 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. ndasmgmt.exe appears to be a compressed file.

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


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Best practices for resolving ndasmgmt issues

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