What does the NAT.exe file do?
The NAT.exe process is also known as Norton Anti-Theft and is a part of Norton Anti-Theft. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of NAT.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Norton Anti-Theft has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Norton Anti-Theft has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NAT.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module NAT.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about NAT.exe Norton Anti-Theft
NAT.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. NAT.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 232,424 bytes.
It is the NAT service: Norton Anti-Theft.
This NAT program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 22% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 NAT.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 NAT?
|NAT(Network Address Translation) seems to configure the NAT settings (further information...) |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Norton Anti-Theft
To remove Norton Anti-Theft from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Norton Anti-Theft in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if NAT.exe (Norton Anti-Theft) 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 Norton Anti-Theft. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Norton Anti-Theft 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 NAT.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.