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How to remove the nls virus

Most antivirus programs identify nls.exe as malware.
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Nls.exe file information

The process known as NLS Module belongs to software NAVISearch Module by eXact Advertising (www.exactadvertising.com).

Description: Nls.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file nls.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\NaviSearch\bin\). The file size on Windows 7/XP is 86,016 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/nls.exe.html 
The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The nls.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with nls.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > NaviSearch).

Recommended: Identify nls.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "NaviSearch" definitely not required. NaviSearch, eXact Advertising variant

Important: You should check the nls.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

nls.exe is an advertising program by TopRebates. This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis. This also prompts advertising popups. This program is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately
  Craig Sweeney  

Summary: Average user rating of nls.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user thinks nls.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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