What is ndassvc.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 ndassvc.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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Ndassvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ndassvc
Ndassvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NDAS Service belongs to software NDAS Software or Freecom Network Drive by XIMETA (

Description: Ndassvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ndassvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 237,032 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 236,784 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The ndassvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. Ndassvc.exe is able to connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Ximeta provides a website for help and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ NDAS Software or Freecom Network Drive).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ndassvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ndassvc.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

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Summary: Average user rating of ndassvc.exe: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think ndassvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ndassvc issues

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