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What is nsservice.exe?

Part of NovaBACKUP by NovaStor

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How does nsservice.exe run?

Service - nsservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'nsService' (NovaStor NovaBACKUP Backup/Copy Engine). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. NovaStor NovaBACKUP Backup/Copy Engine 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 0.4% of all Boost users have the nsservice.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of nsservice.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nsservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00314% CPU31365.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.22 MB RAM38.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 12 /min0.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\novastor\novastor novabackup\nsservice.exe

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 NovaBACKUP.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: nsservice.exe
Publisher: NovaStor Corporation (verified)
Name: NovaBACKUP
Description: Service
Version: 10
Product version: 13.0.10
Size: 365.64 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/15/2012
Expiration date: 2/27/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0173018119%
Privileged CPU: 0.0141652261%
User CPU: 0.00313658577906%
Privileged CPU time: 280.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 25 ms
CPU cycle count: 726,906,624
CPU cycle count /min: 65,867,227
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 98.88 MB
Peak committed memory: 103.81 MB
Paged memory: 8.22 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.52 MB
Paged system memory: 165.69 KB
Non-paged system memory: 28.22 KB
Working set memory: 14.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.12 MB
Min working set memory: 14.58 MB
Private memory: 8.22 MB
Page faults: 4,888
Page faults /min: 443
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 112
Read operations /min: 10
Total read transfer: 55.63 KB
Read transfer /min: 5.04 KB
Total write operations: 17
Write operations /min: 2
Total write transfer: 19.6 KB
Write transfer /min: 1.78 KB
Total other operations: 4,936
Other operations /min: 447
Total other transfer: 401.43 KB
Other Transfer /min: 36.38 KB
Handle count average: 208
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\NovaStor\NovaStor NovaBACKUP\nsService.exe"

Service details

Name: NovaStor NovaBACKUP Backup/Copy Engine
Service name: nsService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Provides backup and copy services for NovaStor NovaBACKUP.”

Image hashes

MD5: e4cad1e0b92ea36c699623134356ccb5
SHA-1: ff6c2254139e8bf4673f8caf3d7f5e58d3e79728
SHA-256: c33f7d122526ac09b0b7fc71b6ce664e0dc8cadc086c7ada000486643b4cbdf1

PE image details

File packed: No
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