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Program info

Estimated safety rating


nihardwareservice.exe may be a dangerous program, according to heuristic analysis. It triggers too many of the "possible danger" flags described in this document. It is yet unknown if nihardwareservice.exe is malware or a legit program which doesn't harm your computer. Please be careful with this application.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Native Instruments\Hardware\NIHardwareService.exe

This application is usually found on disk in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Native Instruments\Hardware\NIHardwareService.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this program is bd7a1d7bef2c0fde73f7b87971ed9d2f.

Is running as a service


This program is set up as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which perform useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs in 32-bit mode. It does not use the full power of modern PC processors. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description


The description stored in the program is NIHardwareService.

File version

 1.3.5 (R667)

File version 1.3.5 (R667).


 Native Instruments GmbH

Company Native Instruments GmbH.


 Copyright © 2011

Legal copyright Copyright © 2011.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous functions of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


A digital signature is missing from this program. The maker did not bother to sign it. This is usually bad.

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.