What does the NclUSBSrv.exe file do?
The NclUSBSrv.exe process is also known as USB Media Server or, as the case may be, NclUSBSrv Application and is a part of PC Connectivity Solution. This software is produced by Nokia (www.nokia.com). An obsolete or defective version of NclUSBSrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- USB Media Server has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- USB Media Server 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)
- NclUSBSrv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module NclUSBSrv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about NclUSBSrv.exe USB Media Server
NclUSBSrv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file NclUSBSrv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 130,560 bytes (50% of all these files), 218,112 bytes or, as the case may be, 174,488 bytes.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This NclUSBSrv.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 35% 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 NclUSBSrv.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 NclUSBSrv?
|It's Nokia PC suite Connectivity software |
|Nokia USB Media Server. Background program which is started by the Nokia PC Suite and whose role is to enable the PC Suite synchronize with your Nokia phone through a USB cable. Leave alone. This program is started by the PC Suite and performs tasks in the background for the PC Suite. This program normally uses 3Mb of memory. |
|Hintergrundprogramm Nokia PC-Suite (further information...) |
|Nokia Phone Manager |
|As far as I can tell, it belongs to Nokia PC Suite |
Summary: 5 users judge NclUSBSrv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall PC Connectivity Solution
To remove USB Media Server 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 PC Connectivity Solution in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if NclUSBSrv.exe (USB Media Server) 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 USB Media Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for USB Media Server 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 NclUSBSrv.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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