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#1 jbsims

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:29 PM

My computer has been real slow the last 4 or 5 months. I recently used the MSConfig system configuration utility to see what applications are starting when I turn on the computer. I was wondering about 1 of these applications in particular. The startup item is NvCpl and the command is "RUNDLL32.EXE" C:\W... and it cuts off right there. I have googled this and found conflicting opinions as to whether or not this is a virus or worm or if it is a legitimate program. I have not disabled any of the applications yet. I would like to find out about the referenced item above before I do anything. If it is a virus or worm how do I get rid of it if it is deemed necessary to do so.

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:30 AM

I am pretty sure this is the Nvidia control panel icon that appears in your taskbar. If you dont use it, you should be able to disable this startup. What I suggest is that you disable it in msconfig and see if there are any ramifications of doing so. If not, leave it disabled, otherwise reenable it.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:57 PM

If the entry looks like this:
[NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
it's legit, but it's not needed as a startup.

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