Finding of an executive file nwiz

  Drpeter 09:57 02 Nov 2009

While looking at Ccleaner/Tools/Startup menu I found a file nwiz…. which I could not identify and so deleted it from the Startup list. I could not find mention of it in the Startup tab of MSconfig and a search of my c: drive and the Registry also did not find it.
I suspect that this file is associated with a virus/Trojan/worm, but would like an opinion, please. If this is a rogue file, what does it do? How do I get rid of it?
Many thanks for any help, Peter!

My setup is:-
Processor Authentic AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+
Memory 512MB RAM
HDD 80 Gb 7200 rpm
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600

AVG Free 9.0 (updated daily and run twice weekly)
Spybot 1.6.2 (updated and run weekly)
Spywareblaster 4.2 (updated daily)
CleanUp 4.5.2 (run daily)
CCleaner 2.24.1025 (run daily)
ZoneAlarm 8.5.283 (always running)
Defender 1.1.1593 (always running)

  BRYNIT 10:06 02 Nov 2009

A search of Ask Jeeves click here=
From one of the links:

The nwiz.exe process is usually a sign that your computer has been infected with the Gaobot or viruses/trojans. However if you may have an Nvidia graphics card, part of the nvidia drivers software will also run a process with this name.

  ArrGee 10:08 02 Nov 2009

It's part of the nVidia graphics suite and runs the Desktop Wizard.

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