ngen.exe - Is ngen.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is ngen.exe?
Purpose of ngen.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: ngen.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
ngen.exe is a software program which was most likely installed on your computer without you intervening. The hard drive folder location is also shown below for this ngen.exe file. Always verify where its located on your hard drive. It is common for malware or virus writers to put a similiar named file in other folders hoping to fool you, so its always best double check the folder location to make sure its the right program task you are viewing. This ngen.exe program task is part of the Windows .net compiler system. You will also have multiple versions of this file found in different folders as shown. This program is from Microsoft and this file is considered safe, and is not considered malware, spyware, or virus related software. Visit ngen.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the ngen.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe You will see in multiple folders within the windows system as old versions are replaced.


  • Is ngen.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is ngen.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove ngen.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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