Martin Brinkmann
Jun 16, 2008
Software, Windows

NMIndexingService.exe is a service that is part of the Nero Burning Rom suite, or more precisely Nero Scout which comes bundled with Nero 7 and Nero 8. If you have one of those applications installed check your task manager by pressing CTRL ALT DEL to find out if the NMIndexingService.exe process is running on the system.

This service is a indexing service that is being used by Nero Scout to provide fast access to the media library of the user on a computer. The real question is if it is beneficial to run an indexing service in the background all the time to speed up things when using Nero ? I would say that this is a waste of system resources (it can use more than 30 Megabytes of RAM when it's indexing files) unless the computer would be solely used to download and burn media.

NMIndexingService.exe can be disabled in the following way. First disable Nero Scout as outlined in the article that I have written last month. After that use the CTRL R shortcut, type services.msc and search for the NMIndexingService in the list.

Make sure that service is stopped and set to either disabled or manual. To change the state right-click the service and select Stop if it is still started or select Properties to disable the service completely.

Another option would be to use Nero Micro or Nero Lite instead which have some of the program components removed by default.


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  1. Satya said on February 13, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    gr8 post…….
    was having a lot of problems due to this NMIndexingService.exe

    Thnx man

  2. na said on December 5, 2008 at 5:02 am

    The most outrageous thing about this
    NMIndexingService.exe YUCKware
    is that when it runs, it prevents Windows XP from Hibernating!

    Not sure if this happens on all systems, but
    Google for: NMIndexingService.exe hibernate
    and you find numerous posts on this.

    I just rename the file to get rid of the crap entirely.

    Horrible flap from Nero to put such hostile yuckware into their otherwise good product.

  3. Nazgul said on June 17, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Nero is a giant in burning tools! but this dose not mean that it’s software should run any unwanted services on out computers.
    when i look @ my friends computers with nero installed i always find NMIndexing service running and consuming memory and thus resources and i get MAD. thks for the free voice — hope Nero hears it.

  4. CT said on June 17, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Thanks, worked in Nero 7 – If I want ’em indexed, I’ll do it myself!
    I wish all software companies would let us choose which components to install, or not!

    …don’t even get me started on ‘Yahoo Toolbar’ – ‘Install’ usually checked by default :-(
    At least it’s (usually) a choice!

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