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Microsoft Common Language Runtime native compiler

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ngen.exe. What is it?

The ngen.exe is a Microsoft Common Language Runtime native compiler.

This file is part of Microsoft® .NET Framework. Ngen.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Ngen.exe is usually located in the %WINDOWS% sub-folder and its usual size is 73,728 bytes.

Important: malware can mask itself as ngen.exe.


The ngen.exe process is safe and disabling it can be dangerous, because programs on your computer need it to work correctly. Some other processes use the same file name.

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General Information

Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


Author: Microsoft CorporationProcess: Microsoft Common Language Runtime native compilerPart Of: Microsoft® .NET FrameworkCommon path(s): subfolder in %WINDOWS%
subfolder in %SYSTEM%
Keywords(s): system, monitor, hiddenFilesize(s): 73,728 bytes, 147,456 bytes, 101,880 bytes, 96,440 bytes, 98,648 bytes, 97,608 bytes, 150,856 bytes, 136,048 bytes, 97,592 bytes, 89,600 bytes, 100,856 bytes

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