What is nhksrv.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 nhksrv.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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Nhksrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nhksrv
Nhksrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Netropa NHK Server belongs to software Netropa NHK Server or Office keyboard utility or Tacx Trainer software by unknown.

Description: Nhksrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Nhksrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—usually C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\ or C:\Windows\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 28,672 bytes. 
Nhksrv.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. Nhksrv.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of ACDSee 7.0 PowerPack/Standard or Tacx Trainer software (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If nhksrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 44% dangerous. The file size is 28,672 bytes. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The nhksrv.exe file is not a Windows system file. Nhksrv.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.

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

comes with Deluxe keyboard aswell
Can be used for Compaq Keyboards with Short cut keys at the top
probably unneccesary but harmless
I am using a nice keyboard 'TOUCHMATE KB9000' which has a lot of additional keys for multimedia, MS Office, and joystick. This keyboard comes with Netropa Hotkey software. Extremely convenient to use.
  kriyayoga1   (further information)
spydoctor shows it carries backdoor trojan
When a computer with this file running connected to our network, traffic jumped from 260Kbps to 2.5Mbps
  Veggie Meat  
shows up in Task Manager when hanging
Definitely Netropa software for multimedia keyboard. Just disable using msconfig in XP, to get rid of it.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of nhksrv.exe: based on 57 votes with 9 reviews. 33 users think nhksrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 9 users think nhksrv.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade nhksrv.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving nhksrv issues

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