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What does the hnm_svc.exe file do?

The hnm_svc.exe process is also known as Advanced Networking Service Application and is a part of Advanced Networking Service or, as the case may be, Dell Network Assistant. This software is produced by SingleClick Systems (www.singleclicksystems.com) or, as the case may be, Dell (www.dell.com). An obsolete or defective version of hnm_svc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about hnm_svc.exe Advanced Networking service Application

hnm_svc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hnm_svc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 112,176 bytes (56% of all these files), 111,912 bytes or, as the case may be, 83,504 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The hnm_svc file is not part of the Windows operating system. This hnm_svc program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. For this reason, 34% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A hnm_svc.exe file has a 34% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 828,656 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 554,224 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The hnm_svc file is not part of the Windows operating system. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. Hnm_svc.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, hides its presence from system tools, modify other Windows tasks as well as track other applications.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves hnm_svc.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about hnm_svc?

hnm_svc.exe is part of Dells new Network Assistant and wireless setup. This product is available directly from Single Click Systems as well as from Dell.
Ken

Summary: 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Advanced Networking Service or Dell Network Assistant

hnm_svc.exe Advanced Networking service Application fix

To remove Advanced Networking service Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Advanced Networking Service or Dell Network Assistant in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if hnm_svc.exe (Advanced Networking service Application) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Advanced Networking service Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Advanced Networking service Application or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or hnm_svc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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