What does the NLSvc.exe file do?
The NLSvc.exe process is also known as NetLimiter Service and is a part of NetLimiter (Version 4, 3, 2 Pro, 2 Monitor). This software is produced by Locktime Software (www.netlimiter.com). An obsolete or defective version of NLSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NetLimiter service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NetLimiter service 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)
- NLSvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module NLSvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about NLSvc.exe NetLimiter service
NLSvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file NLSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 322,480 bytes (25% of all these files), 310,272 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). NLSvc.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 33% 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 NLSvc.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 NLSvc?
|Es un servicio de Net Limiter (further information...) |
|NetLimiter 2 service, NetLimiter won't run without it |
|part of netlimiter 2 |
|it's the netlimiter service, safe |
|Process run by netlimiter 2 |
Summary: 8 users judge NLSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall NetLimiter
To remove NetLimiter service 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 NetLimiter in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if NLSvc.exe (NetLimiter service) 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 NetLimiter service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NetLimiter service 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 NLSvc.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.