What does the nc.exe file do?
The nc.exe process does not include any indication who its developer is or what software product it is a part of. An obsolete or defective version of nc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- nc.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- nc.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- nc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module nc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about nc.exe nc.exe
nc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Nc.exe is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
The file size is 175,104 bytes.
This nc program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The nc file is not part of the Windows operating system. It does not supply any version information or other description. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A nc.exe file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 61,440 bytes. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves nc.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about nc?
|The No Cheat 2004 executable. Not dangerous at all. Runs itself at the windows starting... |
|This can be very dangerous if misused -it can act as a backdoor to your system |
|If you didn't install it, It's dangerous! |
|NetCat, allows access to the command line over the internet when run. |
|netcapture - TCP/IP Utility for Port handling - uberkarr is right - Dangerous when miss used - can be use as backdoor- use as proxy or to attack other systems |
Summary: 5 users judge nc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 9 users have already deleted nc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove nc.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if nc.exe (nc.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of nc.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for nc.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or nc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.