Is the nprotect.exe process a virus, spyware or malware?

Process description:

Recycle Protector

Author: Symantec
Part of: Norton SystemWorks
Process 'nprotect.exe' is associated with the 'Norton protected recycle bin' a feature of 'Norton SystemWorks' a suite of PC security tools such as anti-virus software.

nprotect.exe resides within the Microsoft Windows recycler directory and is designed to prevent the user from accidentally deleting data from the recycling bin.

The 'NProtect' directory is used to store temporary copies of files that the user has deleted or modified.
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