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Virus software at Startup: NVCPL is a virus/trojan

Trying to speedup boot time

I was trying to disable some of the /files/autoruns during start up( click START and at RUN type 'msconfig' and look at STARTUP) and look up a program call NVCpL via google and found out that i must diable or delete the NVCPL . according to website mention below its a virus . Here is my problem, after i disable it by unchecking the file and start to reboot again. It seem to be unchecked but a same file name NVCPL is still running! So i have 2 file with the same name NVcpl, one uncheck one checked.
How do i delete this joker completely or correct this ?
i have updated antivirussoftwaer spywaer etc etc and its updated .

pls help.
thanks in advance for the assistance

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nvcpl - nvcpl.exe - Process Information

Process File: nvcpl or nvcpl.exe
Process Name: W32.SpyBot.S Worm

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Hi! I'd Run an Online Scan to Confirm NOT a False Positive..

In reply to: Virus software at Startup: NVCPL is a virus/trojan

at one of the following:
If you have Sun Java Installed ( check Control Panel for a Coffee Cup Icon)
If no Sun Java (only MS native Active-X) takes much longer:http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
Since don't have much description of your OS(ok for 95/98):http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
or try:http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

You posted your AV up to date...is it corrupted? I ask because this worm in some variations has been around since April,2003. Believe this virus will corrupt AV (NVCPL.EXE: Cripple NortonVirus.exe??).
If you think OK, try running your own anti-virus in safe mode(Reboot and press F8 key repetitively about every second/ or just hold down depending on OS version, DURING the boot-up process). Select ''Safe Mode'' (will look funny) then run virus scan as normal. Write down EXACTLY any results reported, especially the path(s) where infection found ( expl.C: w32\system\system volume\....) etc.
IF a path (in XPs) says system volume it means it's in your System Restore files and you'd need to dump them by turning OFF restore on all drives and then, when clean, turn back on and create a new CLEAN 1st restore point. Hope this helps! Happy

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In reply to: Virus software at Startup: NVCPL is a virus/trojan

I have a new computer with xp home sp2

I also have the NvCpl in the start up menu

I ran Doug Knox Startup program Tracker v3.80 this is what I found

In Registry
NvCpl Daemon run.dll32.exe

In C:\windows\system 32\NvCpl.dll.Nv startup
It shows a description that this is
Nvidia display properties extension.

Do you have a nvidia card installed.


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I also forgot to mention

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that not using the proper uppercase and lower case spelling make a big difference in results.
Here is a process analysis if you wish to farther read up on subject.

www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/nvcpl.dll.html - 14k - Cached - Similar pages


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In reply to: R1one

Yes ray is right, its not a trojan. its nvidia card i have and its almost the same name as the trojan file. the diference is the DLL and EXE.

thnaks to all who responded. cheers

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In reply to: ray

I could not delete it because its part of nvidia and is essential for the system to work accordingly. its a good things the system reverse my action or else i wouldn't know(investigate further) and thought i have deleted the trojan. my ohh my....the names are so closely identical, so keep a look out.

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Intializes the clock and memory settings on nVidia based

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NVCPL exe virus notice the EXE

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if its NVCPL exe <<<< definately a trojan/virus

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More on it from Computer Associates LINK

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