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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
This is a software program who's purpose is to display ads on your screen from various merchants. These ads display as pop-up windows on your computer. There are many BHO (browser help objects) associated with this adware. Visit nls.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 nls.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This can be found on your computer at C:\Program Files\NaviSearch\bin\


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

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

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

  • Would you recommend that I remove nls.exe?
        Yes, I would remove nls.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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