What is NLSAgent.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 NLSAgent.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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NLSAgent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with NLSAgent
NLSAgent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NLSAgent.exe belongs to software unknown by Damjan Kriznik s.p (

Description: NLSAgent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. NLSAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,165,312 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,161,216 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The NLSAgent.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. NLSAgent.exe is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. NLSAgent.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It is a net monitor for employees, it give the admin full control over the computer system/'s. With this program you can remotely view multiple desktop and computer vital's in one easy to use program. Its mainly used by company bosses or auditors to maintain honest employee's honest. It is not spyware.
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Its part of the software NetMonitor for Employees, it should be seen as spyware which exposes everything you do in your PC. Its used to monitor each and everything done in a PC. It can live stream (in the background) as a video everything you do in the PC to a server or monitoring PC in the local LAN. So all your private information are exposed, which is highly dangerous. It can also do many more like blocking access to some websites, etc...
NLSAgent.exe is an integral part of Net Monitor for employees which allow administrators to monitor employee activity. It is a spyware, true, but is purposely installed to spy on employees.

Summary: Average user rating of NLSAgent.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks NLSAgent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks NLSAgent.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving NLSAgent issues

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