What is nmSvc.exe?
NmSvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if nmSvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
NmSvc.exe file information
Description: NmSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file nmSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,200,181 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,329,152 bytes.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. NmSvc.exe is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. NmSvc.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify nmSvc.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "NMSVC" must run at start up. Covenant Eyes - surveillance software that creates records of everything people do on a computer, ie, spying or monitoring depending upon how you call it. Disabling it means loss of internet connection until renabled - therefore required if you use it
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nmSvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the nmSvc.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.
Scott McCallum (further information)
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