What does the NBKeyScan.exe file do?
The NBKeyScan.exe process is also known as Nero BackItUp and is a part of Nero 8. This software is produced by Nero AG (nero.com). An obsolete or defective version of NBKeyScan.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Nero BackItUp has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Nero BackItUp 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)
- NBKeyScan.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module NBKeyScan.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about NBKeyScan.exe Nero BackItUp
NBKeyScan.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. NBKeyScan.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 1,836,328 bytes.
This particular software is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 0% 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 NBKeyScan.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 NBKeyScan?
|we can remove from start up then nothing will happen to windows |
|Its a program from Nero for backitup process |
|NBkeyscan.exe is a safe file which seems to cum packaged in the nero product range, but didnt really start showing up till nero version 7 |
|Nero BackItUp process, harmless, sounds like some kind of keylogger though. |
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted NBKeyScan.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Nero 8
To remove Nero BackItUp 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 Nero 8 in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if NBKeyScan.exe (Nero BackItUp) 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 Nero BackItUp. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Nero BackItUp 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 NBKeyScan.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.