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What is nlsvc.exe?

Part of NetLimiter 2 Pro by Locktime Software

What is it?

NetLimiter 2 service for NetLimiter is client-side traffic shaping and monitoring software for the Windows. It is available in three versions: the freeware Monitor and two paid for versions, Lite and Pro. Monitor provides real-time monitoring and statistics. Lite provides monitoring and limits, while the Pro version includes all Monitor and Lite features together with additional features including the ability to act as a firewall, remote administration via a webpage, and filtering.
Description of nlsvc.exe from Locktime Software
NetLimiter is an ultimate internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Windows. You can use NetLimiter to set download/upload transfer rate limits for applications or even single connection and monitor their internet traffic.
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How does nlsvc.exe run?

Service - nlsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'nlsvc' (NetLimiter). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. NetLimiter runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the nlsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of nlsvc.exe users, 29.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nlsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU206.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.07 MB RAM18.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\netlimiter 2 pro\nlsvc.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: nlsvc.exe
Name: NetLimiter 2 Pro
Description: NetLimiter 2 service
Size: 504 KB
Original file name: nlsvc.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000360589%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000154302%
User CPU: 0.00002062867064%
Privileged CPU time: 27203125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 55.15 MB
Peak committed memory: 57.95 MB
Paged memory: 4.07 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.99 MB
Paged system memory: 78.34 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.25 KB
Working set memory: 4.44 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.79 MB
Min working set memory: 4.44 MB
Private memory: 4.07 MB
Page faults: 132,049
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 718
Total read transfer: 1.51 MB
Total write operations: 45,738
Total write transfer: 442.74 KB
Total other operations: 2,383,942
Total other transfer: 42.99 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 1,412
Thread count average: 8

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\NetLimiter 2 Pro\nlsvc.exe"

Service details

Name: NetLimiter
Service name: nlsvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 4400

Image hashes

MD5: aa911c19d03ad23eb76a0ad8bf7fc899
SHA-1: f358f5aec3200d9b9634f1662748e45aea99384b
SHA-256: 0d23f83f9c560504f34cbbe93eed8928b318cb3888050f86a1b4494d196370e9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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