What is nilm.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 nilm.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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Nilm.exe file information

The process belongs to software NI LabVIEW by National Instruments (

Description: Nilm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file nilm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 712,704 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Nilm.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with nilm.exe, you may also uninstall the software NI LabVIEW using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify nilm.exe related errors

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

Part of National Instruments License Manager. The process will grow in size and eventually begin claiming up to 50% of CPU on XP. It can be safely killed off and will immediately return at a smaller size and near 0% CPU.

Summary: Average user rating of nilm.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving nilm issues

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