What is ndsvc.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ndsvc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ndsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ndsvc
Ndsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Netdrive Service belongs to software NetDrive by Bdrive or MacroData.

Description: Ndsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ndsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (generally C:\Program Files (x86)\MacroData Inc\NetDrive\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\NetDrive\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,789,888 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 2,106,368 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Ndsvc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to do the following:
  1) uninstall the software NetDrive using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) use the software publisher's support site.

Recommended: Identify ndsvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ndsvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ndsvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

NetDrive connects remote storage like a local hard disk
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Best practices for resolving ndsvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ndsvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ndsvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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