What is nm.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 nm.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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Nm.exe file information

The process belongs to software MonitorMagic (version (1349,48155)) by unknown.

Description: Nm.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file nm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,974,272 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no detailed description of this service. Nm.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If nm.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 6,656 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file.

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

Monitor Magic system status monitor
Monitor Magic Agent
  Jean-Francois Poitras   (further information)
Dev-cpp/MinGW64/bin/nm.exe orC:\MinGW\bin\nm.exe are Clam.Win.Trojan.Agent-946424 but is not trojan.
  Mehmet Ke├žeci  

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Summary: Average user rating of nm.exe: based on 7 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think nm.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving nm issues

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