How to remove an nprotect error
The free file information forum can help you determine if nprotect.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Nprotect.exe file information
The process known as Norton Protection Status or Norton Protection® Service
belongs to software Norton Utilities (version 2003 for, 2002 for) or Norton SystemWorks (version 2006, 2004, 2005, 2006 Basic) or Advanced Tools or Norton Unerase Protection or Symantec Shared Components or MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD or HVAC SuperTech (version V8) or Protected Exchange
by Symantec (www.symantec.com).
Description: nprotect.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ - usually C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\ or C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 135,168 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 139,264 bytes and 9 more variants.
The program has no visible window. File nprotect.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You have the option to uninstall the associated program
Recommended: Identify nprotect.exe related errors
If nprotect.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 95% dangerous. The file size is 569,344 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 481,792 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. File nprotect.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows core file. nprotect.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "NPROTECT" can run at start up. Norton Protected Recycle Bin from Norton Utilities. Adds an extra layer of safety before you remove deleted files from the Recycled Bin. Can be listed twice which is valid - see here
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nprotect.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nprotect.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.
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