NvCpl.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. You can fix your NvCpl.dll problem by downloading the correct NvCpl.dll file. The following information can help you determine if NvCpl.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
The process known as NVIDIA Display Properties Extension belongs to software NVIDIA Compatible Windows (version 2000 Display driver) or NVIDIA Compatible Windows Vista Display driver or NVIDIA Windows Display driver or NVIDIA Compatible Windows7 Display driver by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com).
Description: NvCpl.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. NvCpl.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 7,700,480 bytes and 108 more variants.
The program has a visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\RunOnce). The NvCpl.dll file is not a Windows core file. NvCpl.dll is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. NvCpl.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 5% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware disguises itself as NvCpl.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NvCpl.dll 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.
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 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 NvCpl.dll 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.