What is nmapserv.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 nmapserv.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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Nmapserv.exe file information

The process belongs to software NMapWin by JV Software.

Description: Nmapserv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The nmapserv.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 290,816 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is not a Windows core file. Nmapserv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with NMapWin occur, you can also uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nmapserv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nmapserv.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 nmap
  arctic   (further information)
works with the nmap scanning engine for win32
nmap portscanner like scanning for wlan┬┤s
It is a tool for network admins. If you don't know about it and you are the only admin on your system you might as well get rid of it as it may be something malicious disguising itself as nMap. If there are other admins ask them about it.
  Carlos Galvan   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of nmapserv.exe: based on 8 votes with 5 user comments. 4 users think nmapserv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think nmapserv.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving nmapserv issues

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