What does the NMSSvc.exe file do?
The NMSSvc.exe process is also known as NMS Module and is a part of NMS or, as the case may be, Intel® PROSet II. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com). An obsolete or defective version of NMSSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NMS Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NMS Module 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)
- NMSSvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module NMSSvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about NMSSvc.exe NMS Module
NMSSvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. NMSSvc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,118,208 bytes (65% of all these files), 1,077,248 bytes, 1,036,288 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,122,304 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The NMSSvc file is not part of the Windows operating system. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. NMSSvc.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs. For this reason, 47% 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 NMSSvc.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 NMSSvc?
|NIC Management Service - diagnostics program for Intel Pro family network cards |
|Of course I have a NIC Intel network card |
|It is a process which is an executable file located at "C:\ Windows\system32\nmssvc\nmssvc.exe" but have a name of "window audio driver" which creates autorun to any flash drive when inserted on system which after removal of the drive and inserted on the same pc or any other pc, it changes the name to 'pendrive'. yet to know how to remove it (further information...) |
Summary: 15 users judge NMSSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall NMS or Intel® PROSet II
To remove NMS Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for NMS or Intel® PROSet II in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if NMSSvc.exe (NMS Module) 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 NMS Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NMS Module 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 NMSSvc.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.