How to remove the nprotect32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify nprotect32.exe as malware.

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Nprotect32.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software Protected Exchange by unknown.

Description: Nprotect32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Nprotect32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,051,648 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 1,047,040 bytes, 1,370,624 bytes, 1,077,760 bytes or 870,400 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows core file. Nprotect32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify nprotect32.exe related errors

Important: You should check the nprotect32.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

although this file is part ot nortons antivirus, which protects your recycle bin, i ran Kaspersky Online Scanner. Which found that had infected this file. kapersky is a free online scanner.
  Danny.S   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of nprotect32.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving nprotect32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active nprotect32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the nprotect32.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

nprotect32.exe [all]