In a recent Windows 11 update, Nahimic companion recently got added automatically. But, what exactly is it? Users reported that whenever they open the start menu, they notice an unknown application called Nahimic Companion, and basically, it’s an installer.
But, we do not need to worry about this as it’s just an audio driver aimed at enhancing your audio experience. So, if you are a fan of surround sound 7.1, then this tool lets you do so even if you have a piece of standard stereo equipment over wired, Bluetooth, USB, or HDMI connections. However, not everyone is well familiar with this application. That’s why we here with an article to explain to you what Nahimic Companion is and how to get rid of this if it keeps reinstalling on your Windows PC. So, let’s get started with this.
What Is Nahimic Companion | Is It a Virus?
It is the most fundamental question that a user wants to know that whether this application is safe for their system’s privacy or not. However, users are there who think that this is a virus that harms their PC. So, you’ll get all your answers right here in this article. Therefore, make sure to read the guide till the end.
It’s a partnership with MSI and this corporation (which I can’t really say). SteelSeries actually bought this company, but they basically collaborated with it to give you better audio effects and stuff. Also, you do not need to worry as this companion is totally harmless for your Windows 11 device. Even though if you want to get rid of this, what are the ways you can use to do so? Well, let’s take a look.
How To Remove Nahimic Companion Reinstalling Again And Again
Here we have mentioned three methods using which you can easily get rid of this. But, in case this method won’t work for you, then you can check out the article from MakeTechQuick to learn more about fixing Nahimic Companion that keeps reinstalling as they have explained this topic in more detail form. So, now let’s take a look at the fixes that we have for you.
Method 1: Uninstall the Nahimic Companion Application And Remove Its Files/Services
You can simply uninstall this application from your Settings menu. So, in case you don’t know how to do it. Follow the steps we have mentioned below:
- First of all, you can hover to the Settings Windows by pressing the Win+I button altogether.
- Then, navigate to the Apps and Feature option and make sure to uninstall the application from there.
- After that, open the Cmd prompt. Then, copy and paste the path: \Program Files (x86)\MSI\One Dragon Center\Nahimic or %localappdata%/NhNotifSys
- Now, run the Nahimic Uninstaller from the NhNotifSys. Then, click on Uninstall button and follow the on-screen instruction.
- Finally, simply reboot your system and check if the issue gets resolved or not.
However, if the path that we have mentioned here is not available on your Windows 11 PC, you can use the Windows search bar and search for Nahimic. Then, uninstall the application from there.
Method 2: Delete the Tasks in the Task Scheduler
If the above method doesn’t work for you, you can use your Task Scheduler to delete the related task. So, here are the steps that you need to follow to do so:
- Go to the Windows search bar and search for the Task Scheduler and open it.
- After that, simply right-click on the task that is somehow related to Nahimic (For example, NahimcTask64), and from the drop-down menu, select the Disable button.
- Now, repeat this process from all the tasks related to Nahimic.
NahimcTask32 NahimicSvc64Run NahimicSvc32Run
- After that, again go to the Apps and Feature. Then, from there, uninstall the companion application.
- Finally, reboot your system and check if it reinstalls again or not.
Method 3: Disable the Onboard Audio Device in the BIOS
As we know, the Nahimic is part of the onboard audio driver. So, you can simply disable it from there, and to do so, follow these steps:
- At first, follow method 1 to uninstall this application from your Windows 11 device.
- Then, shut down your device and boot into BIOS.
- After that, hover over to the Advanced option and select the Integrated Peripherals.
- Now, click on disable the HD Audio Controller, and after saving the changes, close the BIOS window. Then, boot into your system.
So, that’s how you can fix it if the Nahimic Companion keeps reinstalling on your Windows 11 PC. We hope the methods mentioned above work for you. However, if you have any doubt about uninstalling the companion application, feel free to ask us in the comment section.