What does the phoenix.exe file do?
The phoenix.exe process is also known as NVTL Phoenix MFC Application and is a part of Phoenix Application. This software is produced by Novatel Wireless (www.nvtl.com). An obsolete or defective version of phoenix.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NVTL Phoenix MFC Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NVTL Phoenix MFC Application 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)
- phoenix.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module phoenix.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about phoenix.exe NVTL Phoenix MFC Application
phoenix.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Phoenix.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\.
The file size is 8,161,008 bytes.
It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This phoenix program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. 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 phoenix.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 6,639,870 bytes. It 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. Phoenix.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
- A phoenix.exe file has a 42% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 381,002 bytes. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 phoenix.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 phoenix?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Phoenix Application
To remove NVTL Phoenix MFC Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Phoenix Application in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if phoenix.exe (NVTL Phoenix MFC Application) 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 NVTL Phoenix MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NVTL Phoenix MFC Application 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 phoenix.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.