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What is nisvcloc.exe?

Part of NISVCLOC 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the nisvcloc.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of nisvcloc.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nisvcloc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU256.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     804 KB RAM3.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by NISVCLOC.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: nisvcloc.exe
Publisher: National Instruments Corporation (verified)
Description: NI Service Locator
Version: 9.0.0f0
Size: 13.57 KB
Original file name: nisvcloc.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/9/2007
Expiration date: 5/26/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002377383%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002120831%
User CPU: 0.00002565521674%
Privileged CPU time: 124.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 222,554,676
CPU cycle count /min: 205,053
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 20.79 MB
Peak committed memory: 23.79 MB
Paged memory: 804 KB
Peak paged memory: 884 KB
Paged system memory: 36.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 37.05 KB
Working set memory: 164 KB
Peak working set memory: 2.86 MB
Min working set memory: 44 KB
Private memory: 804 KB
Page faults: 788
Page faults /min: 1
Handle count average: 45
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\system32\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: dc5a8b5cbeb2d629faad5087bb65b568
SHA-1: e55205151c8ab21066d8fb71455f8f52049de619
SHA-256: c7cb12721512fe4a95d86b8506092cf9ff580c8948e4fabb973c9394777e48f7

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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