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#1 donnadee


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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:22 PM

I have tried several times to get rid of nvcpl... navigated to regedit and followed that and deleted the value there.. but when i restart my computer it is always back. Do i need to do this each time i start my computer or is there a way to stop it from being there after i delete it.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:49 PM

Welcome to BC
From www.motherboardpoint.com

"NvCpl.exe is a legitimate file, it is a running service that is
installed by NVIDIA whenever you install a driver. However,
any malware can be named anything and thus the Yanz. B Worm could be
masking as the legitimate nvcpl.exe. Here is how to tell whether it is
the legitimate file or a disguised virus: Check where the files of the
running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe
file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then
there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection!

If it is the legitimate nvcpl.exe running service then you can locate
it via your Windows Services.

Go to: start>run>services.msc

and look for the "NVIDIA Display Driver Service". If you see it listed
there and it is Enabled then that is service that is generating your
running nvcpl.exe process. If you wish you can safely disable the
NVIDIA Display Driver Service as it will have no effect on the
performance of your NVIDIA driver. I have had this service disabled
for years with no effect on my NVIDIA video card or driver performance."

Hope this helps.
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#3 donnadee

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 09:43 PM

Thank you for your reply. I tried what you said but when i closed computer and restarted it it started the display driver serice once again..but since you say this is not a virus if i find it in services.msc then i will just leave it there... once again thank you... this is my first time ever posting here. this is neat

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