What is nsfx.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 nsfx.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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Nsfx.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nsfx
Nsfx.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Server Connection Manager belongs to software Netsweeper Parental Controls or Christian-Net or Koshernet Client Filter by wontok.

Description: Nsfx.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The nsfx.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 143,360 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 258,064 bytes, 333,744 bytes or 333,704 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The nsfx.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to uninstall Netsweeper Parental Controls or Christian-Net from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program or consult Bigpondsecurity's Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify nsfx.exe related errors

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

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