What is Nvcod.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 Nvcod.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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Nvcod.exe file information

The process known as NVC On-deman Scanner or Norman Nvc5 On-demand Scanner belongs to software Norman Virus Control or Norman Security Suite by NORMAN ASA ( or Norman Data Defense Systems ( or Norman ASA (

Description: Nvcod.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Nvcod.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 233,472 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 228,408 bytes or 322,688 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The Nvcod.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 6% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall Norman Security Suite or Norman Virus Control from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify Nvcod.exe related errors

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

Nvcod.exe is a Norman antivirus file. If the user has started a Norman Scan, the proccess will run. If you have Norman Antivirus, you should not remove it.

Summary: Average user rating of Nvcod.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Nvcod issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Nvcod. 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 Nvcod.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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