What is ntsvc.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 ntsvc.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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Ntsvc.exe file information

The process known as Net Service Event Handler belongs to software Navigation by Navigation Co..

Description: Ntsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ntsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 403,320 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 672,824 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. The ntsvc.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Ntsvc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with ntsvc.exe, you could also remove the entire program Navigation or WangNan using Windows Control Panel or visit the support page [1][2].

Recommended: Identify ntsvc.exe related errors

If ntsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 194,560 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The ntsvc.exe file is not a Windows system file.

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ntsvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Artemis!5FE6634F3945 or Artemis!46D62F8013FE (detected by McAfee), and Generic PUA JJ (PUA) or Generic PUA FK (PUA) (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the ntsvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Net Service Event Handler has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Auf meinem Laptop mit Winwdows 8.1 befindet sich das Programm ntsvc.exe im Ordner Appdata/ Roaming. Das Programm hat bei mir eine Größe von 388.648. Wenn ich auf Ausführen klicke, kommt die Info, dass der Programmname und der Herausgeber YuTao ist. Ich habe dann abgebrochen. Hilft Ihnen das bei der Vervollständigung Ihrer Informationen weiter? Gruß Manfred

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Best practices for resolving ntsvc issues

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