How to remove an ntvdm error
The free file information forum can help you determine if ntvdm.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Ntvdm.exe file information
Description: The file ntvdm.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 526,848 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 520,704 bytes or 520,192 bytes.
It is a Windows core system file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify ntvdm.exe related errors
If ntvdm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 73,216 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Ntvdm.exe is not a Windows system file. ntvdm.exe is able to monitor applications.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "NTVDM" can run at start up. Windows NT Virtual DOS Machine (NTVDM) for running 16-bit tasks on the 32-bit OS's (Windows NT, 2K and XP). Required if hardware on a machine with these OS's needs 16-bit DOS drivers. You can find a bit more about NTVDM here
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ntvdm.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ntvdm.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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