What is nost_LM.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 nost_LM.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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Nost_LM.exe file information

The process known as Loadout Manager or Activator Application for Nostromo belongs to software Nostromo Array Programming Software or Nosttomo Array Programming Software by Belkin (

Description: Nost_LM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file nost_LM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 442,368 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 454,656 bytes or 562,416 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The nost_LM.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). Nost_LM.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program Nostromo Array Programming or Nostromo using Windows Control Panel.

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

Belkin Nostromo n52 Speedpad Programming File
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Keeps your Nostromo Controller's keys working
  Thomas   (further information)
Input device used mainly for gaming
  Lt. M0nk  
Gaming Keyboard Software.
Profile loader for Belkin Nostromo keypad.
Keypad Manager,Programs Belkin Keypad devices such as Nostromo Keypad or game Controller, Monitors Key input from Keypad to emulate button Pushes, This software is used to configure the keypad which can act in a Similar manner to a device known as a frogpad
    (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of nost_LM.exe: based on 13 votes with 6 user comments. 12 users think nost_LM.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving nost_LM issues

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