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What is nsctrl.exe?

Part of NovaBACKUP by NovaStor

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How does nsctrl.exe run?

Process - nsctrl.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. nsctrl.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does nsctrl.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file nsctrl.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable nsctrl.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the nsctrl.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of nsctrl.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nsctrl.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00235% CPU23483.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.37 MB RAM20.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
93 GDI objects62.0%
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\novastor\novastor novabackup\nsctrl.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: nsctrl.exe
Publisher: NovaStor Corporation (verified)
Name: NovaBACKUP
Description: Tray Control
Version: 10
Product version: 13.0.10
Size: 219.64 KB

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0134772390%
Privileged CPU: 0.0111289322%
User CPU: 0.00234830678738%
Privileged CPU time: 218.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 22 ms
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 106.37 MB
Peak committed memory: 116.97 MB
Paged memory: 4.37 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.03 MB
Paged system memory: 193.63 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.37 KB
Working set memory: 11.29 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.43 MB
Min working set memory: 11.25 MB
Private memory: 4.37 MB
Page faults: 3,139
Page faults /min: 316
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 93
Peak GDI objects: 97
USER objects: 22
Peak USER objects: 24
Handle count average: 127
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\NovaStor\NovaStor NovaBACKUP\nsCtrl.exe"

User start menu folder details

Name: nsctrl.exe

Image hashes

MD5: edfdc0497f6de0cf05ef878b7ab2c73f
SHA-1: c25f050b43ae0f7556b0f3e25c3f6bfbe86c946e
SHA-256: f669774469b50e9c4ad6ceb62976609fb77fc5578cd96d747c8cc9becf82d319

PE image details

File packed: No
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