What is nMtsk.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 nMtsk.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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NMtsk.exe file information

The process known as TaskBar Service for Windows (version 2000 & Windows 98) belongs to software netMod USB Drivers by Intracom S.A (

Description: NMtsk.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The nMtsk.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 90,112 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 61,440 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). NMtsk.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous.

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

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