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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, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nsservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00083% CPU8288.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
9.05 MB RAM42.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
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 (verified)
Name: NovaBACKUP
Description: Service
Version: 14
Product version: 12.0.14
Size: 357.64 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/9/2011
Expiration date: 2/28/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0024863874%
Privileged CPU: 0.0016575916%
User CPU: 0.00082879579369%
Privileged CPU time: 218.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 621,763,505
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 113.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 117.29 MB
Paged memory: 9.05 MB
Peak paged memory: 10.04 MB
Paged system memory: 193.27 KB
Non-paged system memory: 30.77 KB
Working set memory: 17.15 MB
Peak working set memory: 17.21 MB
Min working set memory: 17.11 MB
Private memory: 9.05 MB
Page faults: 5,395
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 97
Total read transfer: 35.05 KB
Total write operations: 55
Total write transfer: 23.27 KB
Total other operations: 2,775
Total other transfer: 95.12 KB
Handle count average: 239
Thread count average: 7
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: ed72282bca934c0e3498cb7905ff3f8f
SHA-1: 439b308fdbb66fbf95ea1f5607d450d704cb07b0
SHA-256: a911f8bd4766a64003858b2f2d5bc9d6fa75bf774657524e30758138c8d1f15a

PE image details

File packed: No
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