What is nhc.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 nhc.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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Nhc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nhc
Nhc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Notebook Hardware Control belongs to software Notebook Hardware Control (version 2.0 Pre-Release-06) by or pBUS-167 Software -

Description: Nhc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The nhc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,629,632 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 487,424 bytes or 2,228,224 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The nhc.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Notebook Hardware Control or Notebook Hardware Control 2.0 Pre-Release-06, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on Notebook Hardware Control or Notebook Hardware Control 2.0 Pre-Release-06 in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify nhc.exe related errors

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

Not dangerous. This is the background application for Notebook Hardware Control, which is a voluntarily installed app that provides optimizations for notebooks, namely power and temperature monitoring.
  Dave   (further information)
Monitoring-Tool f.CPU,Battery-Live,HD+CPU-Temperature. Recht hohe permanente CPU-Belastung von ca. 9%

Summary: Average user rating of nhc.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think nhc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving nhc issues

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