What is nhstw32.exe?

The genuine nhstw32.exe file is a software component of Netop Remote Control by Netop.
Netop Remote Control is a product family of remote administration, desktop sharing and support software. Nhstw32.exe runs the client-side host for the Netop Remote Control application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Netop Remote Control is a program that is found on personal computers, servers, tablets, smartphones, ATMs, kiosks, and point-of-sale systems. The program offers cross-platform capabilities that make it possible to access any device running on commonly used platforms from any other device in the world via LAN, WAN or internet through remote browser-based connections. Netop is a Danish company that develops and distributes remote administration software for small and large corporate clients including dozens of Fortune 500 companies. Netop's products are notably used in the education sector as well, reportedly, by over 6 million teachers and students. The company was founded in 1981 and currently owns offices in Denmark, China, Romania, Switzerland, and the United States. Netop is headquartered in Birkerod, Denmark.

NHSTW32 stands for Netop Host Application System Tray for Windows (32-bit)

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 nhstw32.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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Nhstw32.exe file information

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Nhstw32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NetOp 32 Host Application or NetOp 32 Host Application - Copyright (version © 1995, 2000. All Rights Reserved.) belongs to software Numara Remote Control Host or NetOp Remote Control by Danware Data A/S ( or Netop Business Solutions A/S.

Description: Nhstw32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The nhstw32.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,740,800 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 1,724,416 bytes and 6 more variants. 
Nhstw32.exe is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The program has no visible window. Nhstw32.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with nhstw32.exe, you can uninstall NetOp Host or Numara Remote Control Host from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify nhstw32.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nhstw32.exe. Therefore, you should check the nhstw32.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

NetOp Remote Control - host application. Dangerous only if not configured properly.
All recently released versions of this file are digitally signed so you can tell if it is real or fake. If you have trouble with it you can contact the official support at Note: I helped write NetOp Remote Control.
  Jakob Bohm   (further information)
This is not dangerous, it's a part of a program called TrackIT! This program is a helpdesk program used for inventory and remote control of computers for troubleshooting.
  Nick Axelberg  

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Summary: Average user rating of nhstw32.exe: based on 7 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks nhstw32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks nhstw32.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving nhstw32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nhstw32. 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 nhstw32.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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