The nmindexstoresvr.exe process is a part of the Nero Scout Utility. Nero Scout is a small utility that is included in all versions of Nero Ultra Edition from version 7 onwards. Nmindexstoresvr.exe is a service that scans your PC for all media files and arranges them in a catalog for easy referencing.
The nmindexstoresvr.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:Program FilesCommon Files. The most common size of the file is 884,736 bytes, but you may also find it in the following sizes: 1,208,320, 1,209,904, 905,216, 1,688,872, 1,828,136, 1,213,736, 880,640, 1,840,424, 1,410,344, and 1,422,632 bytes.
Problems associated with nmindexstoresvr.exe
Nmindexstoresvr.exe is a useful process as it arranges all media files in a sequential manner, giving Nero quick access to them when required. However, nmindexstoresvr.exe does have one drawback – unlike other similar indexing services, this process continues to run in the background even while you are performing other tasks on your computer. This is the reason why nmindexstoresvr.exe can hog your system’s resources. At times, the process is known to use up to 50% of CPU resources.
If you believe this service is being a deterrent to your system’s performance, then we recommend you remove this process from your computer.
How to disable nmindexstoresvr.exe
You can stop the nmindexstoresvr.exe process by disabling the Nero Scout utility from your PC. Follow the steps listed below to disable Nero Scout utility through its own interface.
- On your desktop, double-click on the My Computer icon.
- In the top left panel, right-click Nero Scout and select Options.
- Clear the Enable Nero Scout check box.
- Restart your PC.
If you are still facing problems, then we recommend you follow the steps given below to completely disable the Nero Scout utility.
- Click the Start button and then select Run.
- Type the following line in the Open box.
- Select OK and then reboot your PC.
regsvr32 /u "%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%AheadLibMediaLibraryNSE.dll"
Note: According to Nero, it’s not possible to remove Nero Scout with Nero 7 or Nero 8. However with Nero 9 there is an option to have Nero Scout removed through custom installation.
How to check if the nmindexstoresvr.exe process is a virus or spyware
Malware programs, such as virus, spyware, and adware are malicious programs that enter your system without your consent. These malicious programs not only seriously affect the performance of your machine, but also pose a security threat.
Although the true nmindexstoresvr.exe is a safe file, some malware programs are known to camouflage themselves with a similar name. If you suspect your machine is infected with a virus, you should immediately check the location of the nmindexstoresvr.exe file. If the file location is c:windows or c:windowssystem32 folder, then there is a strong possibility that it is an unsolicited file.
We recommend that you not delete such files, as you may lose important data in doing so, and which may result in more computer errors. Instead, you should scan your PC immediately using trustworthy and efficient antivirus and antispyware tools.
Exe errors may also occur because of incorrect or malicious entries within the registry. Many malware programs deliberately add malicious entries or modify current registry entries to generate errors on your machine. We recommend that you regularly scan your registry using a robust registry cleaning utility, such as RegServe to weed out such corrupt and obsolete entries.