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What is nu.exe?

Part of Norton Utilities by Symantec

What is it?

Norton Utilities is a utility software suite designed to help analyze, configure, optimize and maintain a computer. Norton Utilities includes features from Norton Systemworks. It includes Norton Speed Disk, Norton Disk Doctor, Norton UnErase, Registry Restore, Registry Defragmenter, Registry Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, Disk Defragmenter, Startup Manager, Service Manager, Restore Center, System Optimizer, Process Viewer, and Performance Test.
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How does nu.exe run?

Process - nu.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. nu.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does nu.exe start?

Scheduled task - nu.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\NUSchedule'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the nu.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of nu.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Norton Utilities?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\norton utilities 15\nu.exe

What else is related?

Norton Utilities Stability

nu.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Symantec Corporation

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File details

File name: nu.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Norton Utilities
Description: Norton Utilities 15.0
Version: 15.00.0124
Size: 5.06 MB
Original file name: nu.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/7/2010
Expiration date: 11/23/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.3172947530%
Privileged CPU: 0.2708896703%
User CPU: 0.04640508270045%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities 15\nu.exe" /F

Scheduled task details

Name: NUSchedule
Command: \NUSchedule

Image hashes

MD5: ea40a2f8159caec2bcdf9704f2200c5c
SHA-1: 1fc66527c3edccf8e1a8ba59492ce8ed739b6020
SHA-256: 17a0a38982c914a2c20f781a812c3b0c37caa958149efabacf0788a6d76b13df

PE image details

File packed: No
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