What is npggNT.des?

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.

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NpggNT.des file information

The process known as nProtect GameGuard Module or Usermode Filtering Library Rev (version 710, 658, 653)

belongs to software nProtect GameGuard Module or nProtect GameGuard or MapleStory or Seal Online or Rappelz or MLBDugoutHeroes or CABAL Online or CABAL Online - Legacy of Darkness Patch

by INCA Internet Co. (

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 (10% of all occurrences), 96,859 bytes and 39 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 67% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > MapleStory or Rappelz).

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.


User Comments

It injects dlls into every running process!
nProtect Gameguard & cannot kill this process
nProtect is a anti-hacking tool designed to terminate game hacking tools by motoring the processes running on a local machine and reporting any possible tools found in memory, made for games provided by, while running in the background it might cause lag in the game it’s monitoring.
  Joolz   (further information)
very dangerous
Even injects dlls to system files, disconnects you from dial up if it detects something it doesnt like thats running.
This file is weird. Ever since I downloaded Maple Story with this gamegaurd crap, my computer has been going insane. And I don't know how to stop this. It keeps trying to end my AV updater, my mouse goes crazy
nProtect Gameguard & cannot kill this process
Part of NProtect Game Guard used in online Games, Not dangerous by itself but annoying and can cause system lag and instability. Even tried to keep me from connecting to the internet not only with the game but with every process.
npggNT.des is a part of the nProtect GameGuard Anti-cheat engine, designed to guard online games from hacking and cracking tools, mouse/keyboard macro's and client/server harming processes. File is harmless, however, it attaches itself to every running process, including hidden ones, on your system. This said, it has become apparent that nProtect is vulnerable to the "Sony Rootkit" but I currently have no way of confirming this.
it's gameguard - tool used by some MMORPG games to make cheating (like hacks) almost impossible
It's an anti-hacking tool and completely safe
  Dennis   (further information)
Veru Dangerus mal and spyware
quero saber como emovelo,quando vou deleta-lo fal q precis ode autorizaçao pra remover
use by an online game

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of npggNT.des: based on 28 votes with 14 user comments. 5 users think npggNT.des is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users suspect danger. 15 users think npggNT.des is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade npggNT.des ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving npggNT issues

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 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 npggNT.des 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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