What is enodpl?

Enodpl.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if enodpl.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Enodpl.sys file information

The process known as enodpl belongs to software enodpl by unknown.

Description: Enodpl.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Enodpl.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 7,552 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. enodpl.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify enodpl.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as enodpl.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the enodpl.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

seems to be a part of a CD-protection for games
open rededit:search for enodpl - find 8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1, search for that and find in: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlset\Enum\Root\LEGACY_AFD\0000: Enviroment for AFD-Network support
Needed for the copy protection used in Beyond Good & Evil from Ubisoft, I think it use's Tages.
  Daniel Tyler  
It is part of the TAGES copy protection system, used for games like Splinter Cell or XIII.
  PREY   (further information)
It is one of the 4 processes launched by ntoskrnl.exe. It is not dangerous but ntoskrnl.exe could be infected by w32.bolzano and variants
  Fabio C  
Disabling this caused my PineCam webcam to stop working - restoring it made webcam work again.

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Summary: Average user rating of enodpl.sys: based on 8 votes with 6 user comments. 4 users think enodpl.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving enodpl issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with enodpl. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the enodpl.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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