What is broadcam.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 broadcam.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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Broadcam.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with broadcam
Broadcam.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as BroadCam Video Streaming Server belongs to software BroadCam by NCH Software (

Description: Broadcam.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Broadcam.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 368,644 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 2,469,380 bytes and 11 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. Broadcam.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Broadcam.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, manipulate other programs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with broadcam.exe, you may also want to completely remove BroadCam Video Streaming Server or BroadCam (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), ask the developer, Nchsoftware, for assistance or verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify broadcam.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as broadcam.exe. Therefore, you should check the broadcam.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 belongs to BroadCam Video Streaming Server
It took over all my pictures
  J Whenman  

Summary: Average user rating of broadcam.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks broadcam.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving broadcam issues

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