What is NomadBranch.exe?

The genuine NomadBranch.exe file is a software component of Nomad by
NomadBranch.exe is an executable file that belongs to Nomad, a program that manages software deployment across an organization's workstations. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Nomad is an enhancement to the Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM). The program is designed to maximize network speed, stability and performance, minimize power usage and deploy software updates and patches as fast as possible to all computers that require them. 1E is a British company that specializes in developing software solutions for managing and reducing IT costs. 1E was founded in 1997 by Sumir Karayi, Phil Wilcock and Mark Blackburn, three ex-Microsoft contractors, who contributed £500 each to start the company, naming it after a Windows error code "STOP 0x0000001E". The company currently has headquarters in London, New York, and Noida.

NomadBranch stands for Nomad Branch Service

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 NomadBranch.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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NomadBranch.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with NomadBranch
NomadBranch.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Nomad Branch Service belongs to software 1E NomadBranch (version x64) or 1E Shopping Probe by 1E (

Description: NomadBranch.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file NomadBranch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,341,776 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,160,952 bytes or 1,250,640 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. NomadBranch.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. NomadBranch.exe is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. NomadBranch.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with NomadBranch.exe, you can also do the following:

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If NomadBranch.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 1,341,776 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The NomadBranch.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. NomadBranch.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with NomadBranch.exe, you can also do the following:

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

NomadBranch.exe is not on Windows courtesy,Quite easy to use,essential for windows and sccm.
  Syed Majid AHMED  
It is used by some large enterprises for software configuration. It supposedly makes distributing software across hundreds/thousands of machines easier, since other computers would be able to download the parts of installation files from peers on the LAN, instead of everyone downloading from a server like in pure SCCM configuration. If you have a company owned machine issued to you with this software on it - let it be! On a personal computer, I would remove it.
  Abhishek C   (further information)
We use it on our corporate owned systems at my employer. It's for waking up machines (nightwatchman), and patching them (NomadBranch). If this is on your system it probably was put on there from a custom corporate image that your company has. It is not recommended disabling it as your IT department uses this to push patches and updates to your machine as needed.
  David clements   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of NomadBranch.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving NomadBranch issues

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