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Program info

Estimated safety rating


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.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Norton Security\Engine\\NS.exe

This program is normally found in C:\Program Files\Norton Security\Engine\\NS.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is d770fbb8ddb28976c94145e0c696ba32.

Is running as a service


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.

Accesses the internet


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.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This exe can exploit the full power of a current computer processor.

File description

 Norton Security

The description present in the file is Norton Security.

File version

File version


 Symantec Corporation

Publisher Symantec Corporation.


 Copyright (c) 2017 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice Copyright (c) 2017 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


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.

Digitally signed


ns.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to ns.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Symantec Corporation

Digitally signed by: Symantec Corporation

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.