The genuine njeeves.exe file is a software component of Norman NJeeves|Norman Virus Control by Norman ASA. The file is installed with the Norman Security Suite to provide safe web browsing with a real-time cloud experience.
NJeeves stands for NJeeves service
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 njeeves.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.
The process known as NJeeves service or NJeeves belongs to software Norman Virus Control or Norman NJeeves or Norman Program Manager or Norman Internet Control plus or Norman Antivirus by Norman ASA (www.norman.com) or Norman (www.norman.com).
Description: Njeeves.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Njeeves.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 143,360 bytes (81% of all occurrences), 150,584 bytes and 9 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no information about the author of the file. Njeeves.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
It is possible to do the following:
Recommended: Identify njeeves.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as njeeves.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the njeeves.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with njeeves. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 njeeves.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.