What is nprotect.exe? Is nprotect.exe spyware or a virus?
How to fix nprotect.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your nprotect process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair nprotect.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware
Process name: Norton Protection Status
Product: Norton Utilities
Company: Symantec Corporation
Nprotect is part of Norton Utilities. Like the the default recycle bin, it helps protect against accidentally deleted files, while providing certain enhancements as well.
Get more detailed information about nprotect.exe and all other running background processes with Security Task Manager.
Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!
Average user rating of nprotect.exe: based on 48 votes. Read also the 34 reviews.
134 users ask for this file. 30 users rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as neutral. 5 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 8 users rated it as dangerous. 8 users didn't rate it ("don't know").
|All comments about nprotect.exe:|
|Auto Protect Not Working FRANK|
|it's in C:\Recycled\NPROTECT and can't be removed trewq|
|it's not dangerous it protects your pc from outside virusses and trojans pininfarina|
|Uninstalled Norton, but the Norton Recylce Bin ist still there DarkspY|
|Recycle protector Matt M|
|Norton Protect Gustav|
|restart in dos mode type deltree /y c:\recycled\*.* and deltree /y c:\windows\tempor~1/*.* then when done type exit press or cntrl alt del , and restart and in regedit type in search nprotect and del all the keys , and nprotect is gone , well it worked here good luck bp|
|used for GunBound (game) as a anti hacking program See also: Link|
|it helps protect games, such as gunbound or ryl james|
|when ur norton antivirus is in taskbar it shows in the taskmanager|
|It makes sure you erase anything from the recycle bin and not recover them. Mostly for reasons of security and cover-up. See also: Link Durim Trimi|
|create a new startup for the ccapp under startup and restart everything will be resolved rizwan|
|Solution to the problem is as follows: Start/Run - type "command.com" which opens the command line interface. Run the following command exactly as typed: rd /S "\\?\C:\recycler\nprotect" then yes [turtLe]|
|In this file Just with Norton Utilitys installed it Protects critical win files form being deleted. How ever If you update norton Utilitys Befor installing Norton anti-Virus NAV says that the system is Infected. Only causion donot update NU right away Install Bolth then update. If you Don't you will have to remove all Traces of a Symantech product before you try to install. Same gos for Eny Antivirus software you have already installed when you install norton antivirus it sees the program on the CD sees the System as infected so It is a Four or Five in the way of Infectous Doggard|
|Norton Antivirus Recycle Bin Protection - allows you to restrore files that were deleted and removed from trash or by a system process. See also: Link Robert|
|useless Norton recycle program - diable in recycle bin properties under norton protection (Enable) and then remove startup entry.|
|It's Norton Systemworks' Recycler Protect feature. As Turtle above wrote: Solution to the problem is as follows: Start/Run - type "command.com" which opens the command line interface. Run the following command exactly as typed: rd /S "\\?\C:\recycler\nprotect" then yes Zvirbulite|
|nProtect.exe is not the nProtect used to protect games anti-hacking. The file name of the nProtect anti-hacking is GameGuard.des, don't make confusion! Guilherme vieira(R p3r_)|
|I have the NPROTECT file in a nother file called "Recycler"-I do have Norton -but the damn NPROTECT file is 9 gigs! Demonsdeal|
|the option with RD command has done the job for me by deleting the Nprotect directory and i get back all the disk space ... Thanks a lot for your help !!! From_Paris|
|i got a nprotect322.exe but i don't know what is it, i cannot find no info|
|Nprotect is a program that protects you from N. Whenever N is comming dangerously close to you it will crash your computer so that N can't get acces to it. See also: Link J. Bond|
|GameGuard.des is only the updater for nProtect. GameMon.des is the actual core of the nProtect anti-hacking suite. See also: Link Informed User|
|unerases the emptied recycle bin, I usually have ONLY this installed as part of the norton systemworks program, whilst using another internet security program, just found out takes a lot of memory with different processes running with it, tech|
|Demonsdeal. If you open windows explorer and in the adress bar type C:/recycler/Nprotect, the hidden folder will open and you can delete the contents freeing up the space. I had the same problem when my C drive was telling me I had 9gig of space used which just didn't add up. Bertt|
|I have nprotect322.exe running but I do NOT have Norton what is this?|
|Its your trash can, right click on your recycle bin, go to properties, and change the 10% to like 2%. Its the amount of space your computer defaults to and sets aside for "trash storage". destini|
|IT can be dangerous but most of the time its not. Visit the link if you are an expert. Nprotect|
|NPROTECT is a subdirectory of the RECYCLER file , a hidden file on the root directory in C: drive. I was concerned at the amount of space taken up by it.. The solution was dead easy: simply emty the Norton Protected Recyce Bin! Alan B|
|nprotect is not dangerous but safe. See also: Link Ray|
|NPROTECT.EXE can be disabled in Administrative Tools, Services as Norton Unerase Protection in WinXP and 2000. Iíve had problems in the past with NPROTECT.EXE and just ran into some with a new install of WinXP SP3 Iím working on. Folders I was working on appeared and disappeared. The F: drive disappeared briefly from the Norton Protected Recycle Bin then reappeared after loging off and back on. This could have caused serious data loss. Checked volue for errors with auto correct. The files lost were easily downloaded again from GRC.com. D. Hartman|
|PCTools findes it as a *high threat* and it has over 20,000 files that virtually bring the PC to a standstill. Roger Halstead|
|I had over 3 MILLION files in NPROTECT (206GB on 2 drives) which had been accumulating since 2005, including transfer to a new PC. Emptying the Recycle Bin didn't fix and it wouldn't allow deletion using Explorer. A Norton customer assistance contact didn't recognise the file as Norton's so didn't help in deleting it. I have just carried out the procedures outlined by "Turtle" and "D Hartman" and finally succeeded in getting rid of the monster. My grateful thanks to both, and to this website! Airlie|
|sony.exe virus attached to the nprotect file. scanner ignored virus. Norton Power Eraser detected virus and removed. Tommy Jones|
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