Please read below to decide for yourself whether the npggNT.des 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.
The process known as nProtect GameGuard Module or Usermode Filtering Library Rev (version 958, 927, 710, 658, 966, 926, 924, 653, 947)
belongs to software nProtect GameGuard or nProtect GameGuard Module or MapleStory or Seal Online or Rappelz or MLBDugoutHeroes or CABAL Online or CABAL Online - Legacy of Darkness Patch
by INCA Internet Co. (global.nprotect.com).
Description: NpggNT.des is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. NpggNT.des is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 92,763 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 96,859 bytes and 46 more variants.
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows core file. npggNT.des appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify npggNT.des related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as npggNT.des. Therefore, you should check the npggNT.des 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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with npggNT. 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 npggNT.des 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.