How to Disable Nbservice.exe

What is Nbservice.exe?

Nbservice.exe is a process that belongs to Nero AG?s Nero BackItUp utility. This application creates backups of selected files, folders, partitions, and hard disks to other hard disks, network drives, CDs, DVDs or FTP. Nbservice.exe is an essential process of the Nero BackItUp utility. The process loads at system start up and is compatible with Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems.

Where is the Nbservice.exe Found and What are the Common File Sizes?

This executable file may be found in the C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe folder. On Windows XP, the commonly found file sizes are 869,672 bytes, 877,864 bytes, 853,288 bytes, 836,904 bytes, 792,112 bytes and 208,896 bytes.

How to Disable Nbservice.exe

You may need to disable the service if it is consuming a large amount of system resources resulting in slow PC performance.

Method 1: Disable using Services Management Console

  1. Go to Start and then to Run.
  2. Type services.msc and then press Enter.
  3. Locate the Nero BackItUp Scheduler.
  4. Right-click and select Stop.
  5. Right-click again and select Properties.
  6. In the Startup type list, select Disable.

Method 2: Disable Using System Management Console Utility

  1. Go to Start and then to Run.
  2. Type msconfig and then press Enter.
  3. Locate nbservice.exe on the Startup tab.
  4. Clear the check box.
  5. Exit the utility and restart your PC.

Is Nbservice.exe a virus?

As previously stated, nbservice.exe is a process that belongs to Nero AG?s BackItUp utility. Nero AG is a legitimate company that produces liquid media technology.

How to tell if an nbservice.exe file is valid or not

Users should be wary of any file using the nbservice.exe nomenclature if:

  • The file is found outside of the specified location
  • The file exceeds or falls far below the recognized file sizes. Valid files are digitally signed. If you see an nbservice.exe file that is not signed, be cautious.

Malware often assumes names that are similar to legitimate file names to avoid detection. Such malware programs can freely intrude, infect and inflict damage on your computer and gain access to your personal information like banking and credit card details, social security number, and so on.

How to Avoid Possible Infections

To avoid the risks associated with identity theft, you are advised to run regular antivirus and anti-spyware scans. There are malware that pretend to be legitimate antivirus or anti-spyware programs. Use only trusted and recommended programs like STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease for your scanning needs.

Some viruses and Trojans also leave traces in the registry even after deletion. Use a reliable registry cleaner to get rid of these traces. A good registry scanner can also prevent the occurrence of an application error related to the leftover entries. Registry cleaners can also fix existing errors in your machine.