What is RemoveCpl.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 RemoveCpl.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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RemoveCpl.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with RemoveCpl
RemoveCpl.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process has no data about its author.

Description: RemoveCpl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file RemoveCpl.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). RemoveCpl.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as RemoveCpl.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the RemoveCpl.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

Has to do with the Belkin wireless utility program
  Shane Williams   (further information)
Belkin Wireless Network program
  Rob Archer  
Think it replaces the Windows wireless network control panel program with Belkin
not dangerous because is a file you need if you want to use a 54g wirelles internet card of belkin
  joey van hummel  
Belkin is installed on PC with this file
  Bert Lommers  
for Belkin Wireless Network
Bestandteil der Software einer Belkin WLAN-Karte
It is required to run the Broadcom Wireless software for the Belkin card...However, I have found that Windows (XP) will run the 54g wireless belkin cardjust as well as, if not consistently better than the Broadcom software.
  Robert Davis  

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Summary: Average user rating of RemoveCpl.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. 6 users think RemoveCpl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving RemoveCpl issues

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