What is tardisnt.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 tardisnt.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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Tardisnt.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with tardisnt
Tardisnt.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Tardis 2000 (version V1.6) belongs to software Tardis 2000 by HC Mingham-Smith (

Description: Tardisnt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Tardisnt.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 233,472 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 229,376 bytes, 185,856 bytes or 192,512 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Tardisnt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with tardisnt.exe, you may want to remove the entire program Tardis 2000 using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify tardisnt.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tardisnt.exe. Therefore, you should check the tardisnt.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.


User Comments

This shareware utility synchronizes your PC's clock to one of several time servers on the internet. Very good utility.
  Ray   (further information)
Internet time synchronizer (also time server for local LAN)
Tardis NET Time service
Tardis Time sync
TardisNT is a Windows Time Sync utility. I use it on all of my network installs and it has been absolutely stable and trouble free
  tardis   (further information)
Internet time synchronizer deamon...great utility
Used to sync with time servers

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Summary: Average user rating of tardisnt.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 6 users think tardisnt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving tardisnt issues

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