What is nvcplui.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 nvcplui.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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Nvcplui.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nvcplui
Nvcplui.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NVIDIA Control Panel Application (version 3.3.532.01, 7.8.770.0, 2.2.390.00, 7.8.840.0) belongs to software NVIDIA Control Panel or NVIDIA Display Control Panel by NVIDIA (

Description: Nvcplui.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Nvcplui.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,866,264 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 5,918,536 bytes and 4 more variants. 
It is certified by a trustworthy company. Nvcplui.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. Nvcplui.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with nvcplui.exe, you may also uninstall NVIDIA Display Control Panel software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If nvcplui.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 35% dangerous. The file size is 794,624 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 801,312 bytes. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Nvcplui.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

it appears to be NVidia Control Panal User Interface
Nvidia corporation
nvcplui.exe is a NVIDIA Control Panel Application
Runtime Error during opening Nvidia control panel. C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvcplui.exe For winXP, start ----- setting 2.control panel 3.add/romove programs Nvidia drivers 5.uninstall the Nvidia drivers 6.Restart the computer Problem will be solve (insha Allah)
  Zaka Ullah Awan  

Summary: Average user rating of nvcplui.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks nvcplui.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving nvcplui issues

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