What is ncpclcfg.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ncpclcfg.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ncpclcfg.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ncpclcfg
Ncpclcfg.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ncpclcfg belongs to software NCP Client Configuration Service or WatchGuard Mobile VPN by NCP engineering GmbH (

Description: Ncpclcfg.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ncpclcfg.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 77,824 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The process has no file description. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The ncpclcfg.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ncpclcfg.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ncpclcfg.exe 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

Part of a standard Watchguard install.

Summary: Average user rating of ncpclcfg.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving ncpclcfg issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ncpclcfg. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ncpclcfg.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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