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What does the nc.exe file do?

We are unfortunately unable to provide any details about the the producer and its related software. There is simply nothing available. However, you can read about what the nc.exe process does elsewhere on this page. 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:

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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.
The nc file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The nc file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

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...
Shio
This can be very dangerous if misused -it can act as a backdoor to your system
uberkarr
If you didn't install it, It's dangerous!
BiteMe
NetCat, allows access to the command line over the internet when run.
Chris
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
Deval Parikh

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.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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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.

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