What is nmapp.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 nmapp.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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Nmapp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nmapp
Nmapp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Network Magic Application belongs to software Network Magic or Pure Networks Platform by Cisco Systems ( or Pure Networks (

Description: Nmapp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file nmapp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 472,112 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 451,896 bytes, 321,088 bytes or 467,240 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The nmapp.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Nmapp.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 5% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with nmapp.exe, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Network Magic or Pure Networks Platform)
  2) visit the website.

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

Network Magic program. Not dangerous at all
  Xenqq   (further information)
Integral component of network magic, designed to assist link multiple computers over a single network

Summary: Average user rating of nmapp.exe: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments. 4 users think nmapp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users don't grade nmapp.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving nmapp issues

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