How to remove the nls.dll Module malware

Most antivirus programs classify nvms.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Adware:Win32/Exact.A (detected by Microsoft), and Adware.NaviSearch (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated nls.dll Module software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about nls.dll Module and how to get rid of it.

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Nvms.dll file information

The process known as nls.dll Module appears to belong to software nls.dll Module by eXact Advertising (

Description: Nvms.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Nvms.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 81,920 bytes (55% of all occurrences) or 73,728 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include AEECBFDA-12FA-4881-BDCE-8C3E1CE4B344. The program has no visible window. The nvms.dll file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Nvms.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the nvms.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If nls.dll Module 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

evil adware
Adware (remove it)
  A Helpful Tipper  
It is identified by AD-Aware as belonging to BargainBuddy from exactadvantage and of hard to remove.
  Tom Johnson  
it won't let me delete the dll. To get rid of the exe associated I had to stop the process in the task manager 1st
This is dangerous adware it moiters IE i caught this downloading porn and then installiong the licence vi windows midia player remove imidiatly!
  Richie Dawson  

Summary: Average user rating of nvms.dll: based on 5 votes with 6 user comments. One user thinks nvms.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. 3 users think nvms.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade nvms.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving nvms issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active nvms process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the nvms.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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