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What is nisvcloc.exe?

Part of National Instruments Service Locator by National Instruments

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How does nisvcloc.exe run?

Service - nisvcloc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'niSvcLoc' (NI Service Locator). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. NI Service Locator 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the nisvcloc.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of nisvcloc.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nisvcloc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     964 KB RAM4.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: nisvcloc.exe
Publisher: National Instruments Corp. (verified)
Name: National Instruments Service Locator
Description: Service Locator
Version: 8, 0, 0, 3
Product version: 2, 0, 0, 3
Size: 47.56 KB
Original file name: nisvcloc.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/8/2007
Expiration date: 5/25/2010

Resource utilization

Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 25.53 MB
Peak committed memory: 29.32 MB
Paged memory: 964 KB
Peak paged memory: 1.12 MB
Paged system memory: 47.07 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.63 KB
Working set memory: 668 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.41 MB
Min working set memory: 624 KB
Private memory: 964 KB
Page faults: 1,118
Page faults /min: 1
Handle count average: 53
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\nisvcloc.exe -s

Service details

Name: NI Service Locator
Service name: niSvcLoc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “The National Instruments service locator.”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 3580

Image hashes

MD5: 97eeb04a61350f370f6737cdfa3c303e
SHA-1: 9076b93c02aa9ebb94544b74398ba97e98617406
SHA-256: 25c40cc0cd0eeccbb28d874c7ec6f76304631f93183f825cb7733941f7a402e0

PE image details

File packed: No
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