What is NvCpl.dll,NvStartup?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the NvCpl.dll,NvStartup 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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NvCpl.dll,NvStartup file information

The process known as RUNDLL32.EXE belongs to software RUNDLL32.EXE or rem RUNDLL32.EXE by unknown.

Description: NvCpl.dll,NvStartup is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. NvCpl.dll,NvStartup is located in a not clearly defined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes.,nvstartup.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. Note: File does not exist any longer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NvCpl.dll,NvStartup. Therefore, you should check the NvCpl.dll,NvStartup 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

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These are from NVidia - were installed with the driver for GForce video card.
  Ken in Houston  
It is an Nvidia file for the graphics card. I have it on Dell.
Nvidia graphics card files.
  WildFlower   (further information)
I've got a NVidia card and its part of the GForce subsystem
Teil des NVidia Treibers
I have the Nvidia graphics card on my machine, it makes sense that's its related to the card.
Part of Nvidia driver / support software
I found nvcpl.dll in the start up. The display is not nVidia but other hardware is
  Yaakov Hillel  
My system freezes when I run scandisk,checkdisk . During virus scan also it freezed. I suspect NVcpl may be the suspect. as it happened twice.without checking disk for errors, my computer working fine
NvCpl.dll is listed by the NVidia Hardware driver details panel, in Windows, as on of the driver libraries for the video card.
These are NVidia control panel files used by NVidia graphics cards to control the graphics cards settings. (i.e. port output, resolution, color depth, refresh rate, etc.)
  H.C. Hicks  
Just reinstalled Windows and these files showed up right after I installed my NVIDIA eGForce 7600 GS video card
  Dano from Alabama  
I went to Run/Msconfig/Startup and noticed that this file was checked. I unchecked it. No problems. However, I noticed that NvCpl.dll was again checked when I re-installed my Avira Anti-Virus. Maybe they are somehow related. I recommend you uncheck it - saves your RAM. If you get problems, just check it back again.
It is used by the AntivirusPlus malware to reinfect the system after initial cleaning
I have this file also, I believe it is for the graphics card. However I believe this driver has been causing my system problems. Don't know how to fix it.
If it appeared after you install a an NVIDIA device, it's an NVIDIA component. If it appeared from nowhere, it may be a nasty.
I've had Nvidia for years and never had this program starting with my PC, I noticed it after I did some "Risky" web searching and I'm thinking it came from an unsecure site as part of a Virus/Trojan/Malware/Spyware. My AVG, and My Zonealarm have not flagged Anything though, I'm going to go try Spybot S&D
I believe it is a virus as my computer freezes on startup and it can not be removed.
  Willy Thomas  
I have been infected with nvcpl.dll at work many times. Using WinPatrol, it catches the driver update as an Nvidia Windows 2000-compatible driver after the latest Nvidia drivers have been installed. DO NOT allow the installation of this hijacker driver. It appears to be a very bad virus/malware since, when allowed to install, will result in a much lower real display resolution (almost cartoonish looking icons and an obvious degradation of true-type fonts and resolution. Fonts will be very small, because the hack does not allow a large range of font ranges.
This registry occurs after you have used the NVidia graphics card to "say run from Laptop to TV" as in my case. You can delete the registry entry, 'puter is just looking for the last setting. If you don't swithch back to your laptop as your main display before disconectting the device or turn off the 'puter while it's connected before you disconnect. The device will try to get you back to your last video setting. Or if the svideo cord gets pulled accidentally, or you log off while connect to another device etc.. just use the program to go back to a single display setting and it sould be fine.
  yannick GOUARIN  
unchecking it in msconfig startup programs and services, and unintalling related nvidia program, and it is still running after boot ups, soon after installing a nvidia graphics card, within a week of installing my nvidia graphics card my system was virus ridden, blacoles, rootkit.zeroaccess, java vulnerability accessed and virus running from within, 199 cookies found hiding in windows files, trojanproxy:win32\sefbov.e virus,files moves around, people speaking through my computer, redirections to random sites in browsers, and after a new xp pro installation all my problems persist.
  mark alexander  
NvCpl.dll = NVidia graphics card 'Control Panel' (NvCpl.exe is a worm). Unless you like to play around with your display settings a lot (and have forgotten how to right click the desktop for 'properties) it's just one more time wasting resource sink.
  Steve B  

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Summary: Average user rating of NvCpl.dll,NvStartup: based on 32 votes with 25 user comments. 8 users think NvCpl.dll,NvStartup is essential for Windows or an installed application. 9 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 6 users think NvCpl.dll,NvStartup is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade NvCpl.dll,NvStartup ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving NvCpl issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with NvCpl. 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 NvCpl.dll,NvStartup 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.

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