How to remove the nssm virus
Most antivirus programs identify nssm.exe as malware, for example Microsoft identifies it as VirTool:Win32/VBInject.gen!DM, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.RB3E1JL.
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Nssm.exe file information
Description: nssm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 156,672 bytes.
You can uninstall this program in the control panel. There is no file information. The program is not visible. File nssm.exe is not a Windows core file. nssm.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous.
If you encounter difficulties with nssm.exe, you can also remove the entire program namehelp using Windows Control Panel.
Recommended: Identify nssm.exe related errors
If nssm.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 229,376 bytes. Nssm.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. nssm.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nssm.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nssm.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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