What is NMBgMonitor.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 NMBgMonitor.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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NMBgMonitor.exe file information

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

The process known as Nero Home

belongs to software Nero 7 Ultra Edition or Nero 7 Demo or Nero 7 Premium or Nero 7 Essentials or Nero Home or Nero 7 or Nero 8 or Outerinfo or Nero Suite or Nero 8 Essentials

by Nero AG (

Description: NMBgMonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. NMBgMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 94,208 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 139,264 bytes and 17 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Winlogon\Shell, DEFAULT\Run). The program is not visible. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you still experience problems with NMBgMonitor.exe, you could also ask for help from Support, make sure that you have installed the latest version or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Nero 7 Ultra Edition or Nero 7 Premium.

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If NMBgMonitor.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 98% dangerous. The file size is 134,656 bytes. There is no description of the program. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. NMBgMonitor.exe is not a Windows system file. NMBgMonitor.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NMBgMonitor.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NMBgMonitor.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

Nero 7
  Nero 7  
Nero 7 process.
my system crashes with a blue screen and later NMBgmonitor,exe is said to be corrupted....
I have a 4G system... Consistantly takes 2G or mem
It absolutely hogs resources - up to 99% and slows down every other process on the computer
It is an absolutely useless and resourcestealing process of Nero.
Takes too much memory. 170,700 K
NmBgMonitor.exe obviously indexes all multimedia content on your computer and if you have lots of it, this process can bring your computer down to its knees. On my computer this proccess eats up to 1.5 GB of Virtual memory, and 380 MB of RAM, so it is a real disaster and computer may stop responding because of it. I recommend to kill that proccess.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of NMBgMonitor.exe: based on 46 votes with 9 reviews. 23 users think NMBgMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 5 users think NMBgMonitor.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade NMBgMonitor.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving NMBgMonitor issues

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