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What does the nopdb.exe file do?

The nopdb.exe process is also known as NOPDB and is a part of Norton Speed Disk (Version 6.0 for Windows NT, 7.0 for Windows NT, 7.0 for Windows, 6.0 for). This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of nopdb.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 nopdb.exe NOPDB

nopdb.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file nopdb.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 176,161 bytes (40% of all these files), 172,065 bytes or, as the case may be, 181,672 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The nopdb file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 38% 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 nopdb.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 nopdb?

NOPDB.EXE is a service used by Speed Disk, part of Norton SystemWorks 2003. It is mainly associated with scheduling Speed Disk, but it does run by default. If you disable it, Speed Disk will still run when manually launched.
It takes up 99-100% of my CPU when it runs killing speed on all other processes.
Jim Larsen
Leanna: It's called "SpeedDisk" because it de-fragments your hard drive, though the process itself is CPU-intensive. Schedule it to run when you're not using the computer (i.e. overnight). (further information...)

Summary: 53 users judge nopdb.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, 8 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 10 users have already deleted nopdb.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Norton Speed Disk

To remove NOPDB 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 Norton Speed Disk in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if nopdb.exe (NOPDB) 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 NOPDB. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NOPDB 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 nopdb.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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