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What does the nmap.exe file do?

The nmap.exe process is also known as Nmap and is a part of Nmap or, as the case may be, HouseCall for Home Networks. This software is produced by Insecure.Org. An obsolete or defective version of nmap.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 nmap.exe Nmap

nmap.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file nmap.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,617,344 bytes (50% of all these files), 2,255,360 bytes or, as the case may be, 748,032 bytes.
This file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 52% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A nmap.exe file has a 80% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder. In this case, the file size is usually 2,457,088 bytes. Nmap.exe does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.

A nmap.exe file has a 52% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 2,457,088 bytes. This file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This nmap.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The nmap file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.

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 nmap.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 nmap?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Nmap or HouseCall for Home Networks

To remove Nmap from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Nmap or HouseCall for Home Networks in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if nmap.exe (Nmap) 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 Nmap. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Nmap 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 nmap.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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