Try now

Program info

Estimated safety rating


ns.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if ns.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your system against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\\ns.exe

Normally, this application is stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\\ns.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 50963155a6378dd3b518f74ba07f07fa.

Is running as a service


This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which perform useful features to other programs or to Windows in general.

Accesses the internet


This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the full power of modern PC chips. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Norton Security

The description extracted from the program is Norton Security.

File version

File version


 Symantec Corporation

Company name Symantec Corporation.


 Copyright (c) 2016 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice Copyright (c) 2016 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 stealth mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to the user.

Digitally signed


ns.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from ns.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Symantec Corporation

Digital certificate name: 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.