ns.exe is a application which is probably legit. So, if ns.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.
This program is normally found in C:\Program Files\Norton Security\Engine\18.104.22.168\NS.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this executable is d770fbb8ddb28976c94145e0c696ba32.
This application is a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.
This executable uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.
64-bit code has been detected. This exe can exploit the full power of a current computer processor.
The description present in the file is Norton Security.
File version 22.214.171.124.
Publisher Symantec Corporation.
Copyright notice Copyright (c) 2017 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved..
ns.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't operate in a kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly shown to you.
ns.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to ns.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Symantec Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.