What is Nip.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 Nip.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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Nip.exe file information

The process known as NVC Internet Protection belongs to software Norman Virus Control plus or Norman Internet Control or Norman Virus Control or MadeSafe Antivirus by Norman ( or Norman ASA (

Description: Nip.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Nip.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 175,160 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 172,032 bytes, 189,824 bytes or 187,504 bytes. 
The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Nip.exe is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is a Verisign signed file. The Nip.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with Nip.exe, you can remove the entire program Norman Virus Control or Norman Virus Control plus using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify Nip.exe related errors

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

Norman Internet Protection (NIP). Mail scanner for Norman Virus Control handling trafic for POP3 (port 110), SMTP (port 25) and NNTP (port 119).
  TOB   (further information)
It's part of Norman anti virus - Norman Internet Protection
  Patrick Moe   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Nip.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think Nip.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Nip issues

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