What is nmsd.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 nmsd.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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Nmsd.exe file information

The process known as Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire from PTC belongs to software Pro/ENGINEER or Creo Elements/Pro Release (version 5.0 Datecode) by PTC.

Description: Nmsd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The nmsd.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 980,992 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 270,336 bytes, 1,189,376 bytes or 1,176,064 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Nmsd.exe is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. There is no file information. Nmsd.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Creo Elements/Pro Schools Edition Release or Creo Elements/Pro Release 5.0 Datecode occur, you may also do the following:
  1) uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) look for help from the software company PTC
  3) update the program.

Recommended: Identify nmsd.exe related errors

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


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Best practices for resolving nmsd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nmsd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the nmsd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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