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What is nbkeyscan.exe?

Part of Nero BackItUp by Nero AG

What is it?

Nero BackItUp is a Windows backup software application that provides both local and network based file backups. With Nero BackItUp & Burn you can create backup copies on demand by manually selecting the files and folders you want to include in them or set the program to do it automatically without user intervention.
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How does nbkeyscan.exe run?

Process - nbkeyscan.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. nbkeyscan.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does nbkeyscan.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - nbkeyscan.exe is registered with the run identifier 'NBKeyScan' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the nbkeyscan.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of nbkeyscan.exe users, 29.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nbkeyscan.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00031% CPU3088.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.8 MB RAM22.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         13 GDI objects8.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          26 context switches/sec26.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nero\nero8\nero backitup\nbkeyscan.exe

Are there other versions of Nero BackItUp?

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 Nero BackItUp.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Nero AG

Nero is a global computer software company most well known for its burning software, Nero Burning ROM. Nero makes several products, including: Nero Multimedia S More...
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File details

File name: nbkeyscan.exe
Publisher: Nero AG (verified)
Name: Nero BackItUp
Description: Nero BackItUp
Version: 3, 5, 1, 0
Size: 2.12 MB
Original file name: NBKEYSCAN.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: Nero AG
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/20/2006
Expiration date: 6/23/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0009862705%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006774384%
User CPU: 0.00030883219043%
Privileged CPU time: 748.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 993,807,755
CPU cycle count /min: 72,677,498
Context switches /sec: 26
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 80.39 MB
Peak committed memory: 82.89 MB
Paged memory: 4.8 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.89 MB
Paged system memory: 142.59 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.15 KB
Working set memory: 6.94 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.38 MB
Min working set memory: 6.8 MB
Private memory: 4.8 MB
Page faults: 10,933
Page faults /min: 7
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 19
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 2 KB
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 17
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.66 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 896
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 8.02 KB
Other Transfer /min: 5 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 13
Peak GDI objects: 17
USER objects: 7
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 196
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: NBKeyScan
Command: "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: c7420e7b290e371967f59026e6b014ce
SHA-1: 93a52e4a37a2a2ea2183bcee64b727935934310a
SHA-256: b5852401ccd1d3edf89462b47b44d58b85e37d54498ec0e743e16da17764d495

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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