What is NclRSSrv.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 NclRSSrv.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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NclRSSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as NclRSSrv Application or Serial Media Server belongs to software PC Connectivity Solution by Nokia (

Description: NclRSSrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. NclRSSrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 120,320 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 119,808 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. NclRSSrv.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also visit the support page or remove the entire program PC Connectivity Solution using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify NclRSSrv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NclRSSrv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NclRSSrv.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 is not a virus or anything dangerous,
Software für Nokia Handys. Gehört zur Nokia PC Suite.
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part of nokia connectivity suite and no threat. you must disable the device it was installed for to kill it, via device manager
Stimmt. Gehört zur Nokia PC Suite.
It is installed with Nokia PC Suite. Nokia PC Suite is a free PC software product that allows you to connect your Nokia device to a PC and access mobile content as if the device and the PC were one. This program is not important for your system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

Summary: Average user rating of NclRSSrv.exe: based on 5 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think NclRSSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving NclRSSrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with NclRSSrv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the NclRSSrv.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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