How to remove the nvctrl virus

Most antivirus programs identify nvctrl.exe as malware.

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Nvctrl.exe file information

The process has no valid information about its manufacturer.

Description: Nvctrl.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The nvctrl.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 16,960 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 17,320 bytes, 14,428 bytes, 16,912 bytes or 17,204 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Nvctrl.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The nvctrl.exe file is not a Windows core file. Nvctrl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify nvctrl.exe related errors

Important: You should check the nvctrl.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

won't close, spyware/adware
Is in the system32 and it auto reinstal after ben removed
  Hugo Penafort  

  Darktier   (further information)
Sie ist sehr schwer vom pc zu löschen!!!
  Daniel Ames   (further information)
Hängt mit der Datei mssearchnet.exe zusammen. genauso schwer zu löschen und zu schließen wie mssearchnet.exe.
Spyware, greift auf IE zu und will anti-virus software verkaufen

Summary: Average user rating of nvctrl.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 7 users think nvctrl.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving nvctrl issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active nvctrl process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the nvctrl.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.

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