What is xgusb.cpl?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the xgusb.cpl 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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Xgusb.cpl file information

The process known as MIDI driver for XG-USB belongs to software YAMAHA Corp. MIDI-USB Driver by YAMAHA (

Description: Xgusb.cpl is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Xgusb.cpl is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,236,992 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,200,128 bytes and 5 more variants. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The xgusb.cpl file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify xgusb.cpl related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as xgusb.cpl. Therefore, you should check the xgusb.cpl 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

not very dangerous but just terminate it, since it seems like it is. not recommended to quarantene it cause then the midi instrument would't be found
This is usb drivers for a yamaha piano
it is the usb driver needed for yamaha piano. not dangerous at all, just needed in order for midi instruments to be found.
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It was causing the CPU to go 100%full, I deleted it and my problem was solved. It may be needed for the Yamaha Midi driver, so the file might have been currupted. I will try to reload the driver.

Summary: Average user rating of xgusb.cpl: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks xgusb.cpl is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving xgusb issues

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