What is nginxr7.exe?

The genuine nginxr7.exe file is a software component of Metasploit Framework Tool by Rapid7.
nginxr7' is the executable file for webserver operations in the 'Metasploit' framework tool. The file originates from software known as NGINX, - pronounced as 'Engine X' - which is an open source web reverse proxy for many operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, etc.) that offers HTTP, reverse proxy, and mail proxy functionality. NginX, Inc. is the company name for the NGINX open source software that is utilized in 'nginxr7' which was developed for the 'Metasploit' framework. Metasploit is a hacking application by Rapid7, LLC that is designed to check vulnerability, security, and penetration levels of a website in order to properly secure it.

NginXR7 stands for NginX Rapid7

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 nginxr7.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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Nginxr7.exe file information

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Nginxr7.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as nginxr7.exe belongs to software Metasploit by unknown.

Description: Nginxr7.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Nginxr7.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\"—usually C:\ or C:\metasploit\apps\pro\engine\arch-lib\win32\nginx\bin\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,524,160 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 2,598,400 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The nginxr7.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Nginxr7.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with nginxr7.exe, you can ask the developer,, for support or uninstall Metasploit software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nginxr7.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nginxr7.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.


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Summary: Average user rating of nginxr7.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks nginxr7.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving nginxr7 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nginxr7. 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 nginxr7.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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