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What does the ncpsec.exe file do?

The ncpsec.exe process is also known as NCP PKI support service and is a part of WatchGuard Mobile VPN or, as the case may be, NCP Secure Entry Client. This software is produced by NCP engineering GmbH (www.ncp-e.com). An obsolete or defective version of ncpsec.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 ncpsec.exe NCP PKI support service

ncpsec.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ncpsec.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 97,280 bytes (25% of all these files), 92,672 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
It is the service "ncpsec".
The ncpsec file is not part of the Windows operating system. This ncpsec program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. For this reason, 60% 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 ncpsec.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 ncpsec?

WatchGuard VPN Program
Rumrunner

Summary: One user judges ncpsec.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall WatchGuard Mobile VPN or NCP Secure Entry Client

To remove NCP PKI support service 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 WatchGuard Mobile VPN or NCP Secure Entry Client in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ncpsec.exe (NCP PKI support service) 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 NCP PKI support service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NCP PKI support service 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 ncpsec.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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