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Process name: Nero Multimedia Index Server for Multimedia Suite

Product: Nero Multimedia Suite

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Nero AG (nero.com)

File: NMIndexStoreSvr.exe


An indexing service for the Nero Multimedia suite, this process runs in the background and constantly scans your system for multimedia files. As it finds them, it indexes them in a way that makes it faster and more efficient for any of the Nero applications to recall them when you are using it. Nero produces a lineup of software that allows you to playback, create, encode, and more with numerous multimedia file types. Nero was first formed in 1995 in Karlsbad, Germany, as Ahead Software. The first edition of Nero Burning ROM was released in 1997. Ahead Software changed its name to Nero AG in 2005.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/nmindexstoresvr.exe.html 
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Average user rating of NMIndexStoreSvr.exe: based on 79 votes. Read also the 62 reviews.

  • 983 users ask for this file. 10 users rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as not so dangerous. 47 users rated it as neutral. 13 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous. 9 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about NMIndexStoreSvr.exe:
Unusefull, eats too much memory for background service. Don't know how to disable from start-up (no in registry, no in services). alex
Nero program - hidden start via other nero programs - I'm not however sure what the program does or why it should start automatically  See also: Link lord_demion
Part of Nero Scout, a component of Nero 7. To disable it, go into My Computer, Right click on "Nero Scout" (listed under "Other" if you sort the icons into groups), select "Options" and uncheck the Enable box in the top left corner. Nero Scout is not a very handy utility, I see no point in using it, especially since it hogs so much memory and, particularly, CPU. Brad Christensen
I think it's used by Nero Scout and yes it eats too much memory for background service. You can reduce the memory it eats by disable or deinstall Nero Scout. In the lib folder of ahead open the NeroScoutOptions.exe and disable it or look here  See also: Link shan
Use msconfig and disable nmbgmonitor.exe in the startup processes TechSquad
it makes my computer extremely slow when booting
to not have it automatically loaded, go to Nero Scout Options and disable it Cherd
To keep it from running, go to Services in Admin Tools and disable the service. Now it won't run SodGawd
Takes 100% CPU on fast system. Ahead Nero 7 - Nero Scout Search Index Feature. UnInstall or deactivate over Nero. Poldi-1
Memory hog-if your hard drive is spinning, look at this one Kim
Seems to be related to the insidious and useless Nero Scout, or whatever it's called in the current version. Thomas
It's the Nero scout program that indexes files for the rest of the programs in the nero family. To get rid of it simply turn off (Disable) Nero scout. You can do this by starting the nero scout program on the start meny and in the program choosing disable. Al bundy
it is a system hog Net Spaceman
I keep getting that this has encountered a problem and needs to close, can't uninstall etc. Cliff
It crashes when Windows start Johnny
Quite useless if you´r not a realy "Nero-Freak" and always use Nero for all kind of applications for photos/images/Clipart, music/MP3 and so on... Otherwise it´s OK to disable this features in Nero Scout... Just do this to disable it: Click "Start" + "Run" and copy & past this textpath and then Click "OK", then you must restart your computer, Good Luck! Textpath are: regsvr32 /u "%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Ahead\Lib\MediaLibraryNSE.dll"  See also: Link Viking
Just open Nero Scout, and make sure you check the box to DISABLE Scout. Then click Apply, and OK, and your CPU Usage will jump right back down to around 1%, while your System Idle Process should jump back up to about 99% - which is perfectly normal! And after that all should be just fine again!
NMIndexStoreSvr.exe is for Nero and is not essential or dangerous. If you get the message just restart your machine. If it's really annoying for you, just re-install Nero. That doesn't always work though. I have had the error message pop up when using DVD+R's, but not DVD-R's. Also, when I was burning ISO's and RAR files as a "DATA DVD". Not to sure what really causes it, but it could be one of those or multiple things. Best of luck to you ^_^" LemoN
Run by Nero Scout as an indexing service: often causes silent crashes. Disable Nero Scout (by opening it and unchecking everything) and problems should be solved Loz
I tried various suggestions to solve this problem, its to do with Nero Scout a non essential part of the Nero suite, the only fix I found that seems to of worked with no side effects was to disable Nero Scout..programs/nero 7/tools/nero scout choose option disable- then go to... c:\program files\common files\ahead\Lib.... locate the file NMIndexstoresvr.exe and rename it .... NMIndexstoresvr.bak.... I found this is the best solution and works fine .... seeing as Nero do not have the answer Phill (Ironjaw)
NMindexstoresvr - I installed only the Nero 8.1.1.0 and then upgraded to a purchased license. I never had Nero 7, yet I constantly get a Windows problem with it. Debugging does nothing and I simply choose "Don't report" and it goes away. Seems mor frequent when PC is on but idle. Search shows three occurences on my "C" drive, one is the .exe, one is a .dll and one other one. I question what would happen if I removed the 3 files? Bob in Heights
monopolized CPU till 100%, when other applications not running trojanshark
it takes almoast all my prossessor speed and memory (old machine) so im not realy happy with it :P Spidfire
Eats resouces like mad. Is a longstanding Nero bug. I disabled it thru Settings Admin tools Services. It is listed as NMIndexing Service. Hope that will stop it. (Unchecking "Nero Scout" doesn't seem to stop it). John
I get a Problem sign everytime I turn on my PC and it repeats ,if Im not there curren Programs that are on my computer goes rsdno
you can dissable it via msconfig (run= msconfig= services check the "hide microsoft services" and you will find it there) Johny
Service for Nero. Remove it by unchecking the service in "services" tab of MSCONFIG (Start --- run ---- msconfig Guy
Uses up too many resources Conrad
perhaps u could go to Nero Scout from Nero itself, that is when you click to start Nero, go to toolkit, select Nero Scout, unclick the Enable Nero Scout button. jojo123
NMIndexStoreSvr.exe is part of the Nero Scout utility. It is installed with Nero 7/8 and scans your computer for media files to catalog. As such it can be safely terminated, or disabled altogether via Start - Programs - Nero - Toolkit - Nero Scout - remove tick 'Integrate Nero Scout in Windows Explorer'  See also: Link Geoff
Have followed the link and it worked, have stopped using all that extra CPU work...  See also: Link Paul
Not essential service and can be disabled by editing the msconfig/startup section. Leonard
to remove search for neroscoutoptions.exe, run it and uncheck the option box to disable scout. rcbush2
Part of the Nero Bloatware fleet of programmes which want total world domination style control of your machine! Total pain in the backside! Barry
one part of NeoVersion soeoo
its nero background process which is using it vinay
It is Nero's indexing service used by Nero Scout. It is not needed unless you really use the nero Scout feature (indexes your drive for all multimedia and puts it all in a virtual directory under My Computer called Nero Scout. If you have half a brain cell or know where you keep your multimedia files or use a different software to burn your media (iTunes, etc) that also keeps track of where your media is (in a much less obtrusive way) then you don't need this! Mike D
This seems to reveal itself erratically after a reboot. Have followed advice on this site and disabled it. David W
Realy unnasasary service... Strange, i disabled het from scout options but every time i load the start smart api it goes on, together with the NMIndexingService.exe. After i close the start smart it stays there loaded for nothing... :( Shame for Nero technical team, to not leting people, chosing to not install at all this app. I'm 99.9% sure, has backdoor software anti-pirate activation rights. SteVaNDESIGN®©
start,allprograms,nero,tools,nscout rclick open/run ena james
In Nero ultra, this is part of the "Tools" part. of the installation. The indexing service slows down the computer and duplicates Windows own indexing Service. To remove it go to control panel add remove progams Nero... use the "Change" option. "modify". Then expand the "tools" tab. Under "Nero Info Tool" choose "This feature will not be available". Continue until you finish...Problem solved. Tas Mhishi
Yes, it can ap[pear when I am in the middle of writing and article and and i loose everything when I strike it out. A complete malady
Prevents Vista Comp to go to sleep Alex
Part of Nero Scout-index media files. disable:Windows Explorer- My Computer- Nero Scout right click Options uncheck enable Eric Lewis
Its an nero scout subprogram called run, I can't seem to understand what benefits it have, so it's not essential and since it's using alot of system resources, it's essential to disable it. It's not really dangerous as well but can slow down the PC and sometimes cause crashes and freezes. Thor
It's from Windows search as well. It was eating up memory and CPU. Followed everyones advice about Nero but found out Windows Search 4 does indexing. check out add/remove programs to stop this problem. Bob
C:/docume~1\user\LOCALS~1\Temp9e5_appcompat.txt ludwiklat
Not essential service and can be disabled by editing the msconfig/startup section just type msconfig RUN, first you have to click START button the click RUN and type msconfig then click services then uncheck NMNindexstoreSVR.exe then apply and press ok then restart windows......... thats all OK... thanks im ely8985 from davao philippines  See also: Link ely8985
went to start, all programs, Nero 7 (or whatever nero you have), tools, nero scout and unclicked the enable nero. No more problems ac
Indexing service that runs even when PC is in use - this is poor programming. Kevin Eaton
This "Nero Scout" process chews CPU, but is easily disabled by starting "Nero Scout" from the Programs Menu, and then unchecking the "Enable" option which is immediately displayed by "Nero Scout". End Of Story! Tony Harris
Grrrrr. I hate this thing! It makes my computer slowwwwwwwwww. When I checked what's being processed on my CP while I am just browsing through Firefox, there's only three applications running: Task Manager, Firefox, and NMIndexStoreSvr.exe which has 50% of the total computer processes! I don't even need this demanding stuff! It's dangerous because it's very troublesome!!! Grace
Thanks for usefull information, it is working & solve the problem (Not essential service and can be disabled by editing the msconfig/startup section just type msconfig RUN, first you have to click START button the click RUN and type msconfig then click services then uncheck NMNindexstoreSVR.exe then apply and press ok then restart windows......... thats all OK... thanks im ely8985 from davao philippines) Tariq Mahmood
Just remove the nero software then just install power iso...hahaha Prinze
I did not choose to install Scout, but the indexing service runs anyway. I disabled the service (services.msc, NMIndexingService) and ran this to unregister the DLL: regsvr32 /u "%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Ahead\Lib\MediaLibraryNSE.dll" (note that on the web page in the link below, the '\' are missing before \Ahead\Lib\Media...  See also: Link joedigital
its harmless Venkatesan R
It's essentially useless to those of us who have no use for Nero Home and Startsmart, neither of which I installed. Indexes all your media files. Probably sends the info back to Ahead. More like Nero Snoop! modal
Eats resouces like mad. Is a longstanding Nero bug. I disabled it thru Settings Admin tools Services. It is listed as NMIndexing Service. Hope that will stop it. (Unchecking "Nero Scout" doesn't seem to stop Thanks to John for this....worked a treat my com speeded up straight away...Many thanks. Geoff Jay
Will use up to 97% of cpu at times. The computer locks up. WinXP service pack 3. I would almost list it as malware but the intention is benign. Larry
Can consume up to 99% of processor cycles. I classify as bloatware. Larry LeClaire
NMIndexStoreSvr.exe was creating a flashing temporary file lucene-9280b370d1038bf9b464c630bb1fed8c-commit.LOCK in my Temp folder. Because of quick disappearance and reappearance of this file, I coudn't use the Ctrl-A command to select all the files and press Shift-Del. So I started the Windows Task Manager in Windows 7 Basic OS and clicked on the Processes tab and found out that this file NMIndexStoreSvr.exe was using about 25% of my CPU sources and was creating the temporary file. I renamed this file to something else and the "lucene" file stopped appearing in my Temp folder. Good luck!  See also: Link Hemant Borkar, M.D.
Nero scout is the problem. go to start programs nero7 nero product setup on the left you will see 'update, language, setup, license' Click Setup, on the right nero 7 will appear with 'modify and remove' options. You want to modify. A custom setup window will appear. Click tools and select 'this option will not be available'. Click nevt. now use regular windows Search on C:drive (or drive you installed it on) for 'NMIndex'. several files may appear but you want to RENAME NMIndexStoreSvr.exe,and NMIndexStoreSvrPS.dll by placing an underscore _ at the beginning of the name ie; _NMIndexStoreSvr.exe and _NMIndexStoreSvrPS.dll and thats it. I didnt even need to reboot and havent seen another error message bobfromky

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