What is nSvcIp.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the nSvcIp.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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NSvcIp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nSvcIp
NSvcIp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NVIDIA or ActiveArmor Firewall IP Service or nForce Firewall Service

belongs to software NVIDIA ForceWare Network or NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access Manager or NAM or ActiveArmor Firewall or NVIDIA Display Control Panel or ForceWare IP service or NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access or NVIDIA System Monitor


Description: NSvcIp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. NSvcIp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 131,131 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 184,320 bytes and 31 more variants. 
The program is not visible. NSvcIp.exe is not a Windows core file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It is a file with no information about its developer. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with nSvcIp.exe, you can visit the support page, make sure that you have installed the latest version or uninstall NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access Manager or software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify nSvcIp.exe related errors

If nSvcIp.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 737,280 bytes. There is no file information. The nSvcIp.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. NSvcIp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nSvcIp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nSvcIp.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Nvida firewall (x2 apache.exe showing in task manager)
  A White  
Was eating memmory so uninstalled and everything is still working just fine. unneeded software.
Eating up 726408k of memory so I am trying to uninstall it
seems to be the reason why my computer freezes up every 20 seconds, for 10 seconds
Its using 8Meg, but has 10264 handles! It seems to be part of nVidia Firewall
Hardware Firewall on the Motherboard? Noob! Its the junky firewall thats shipping with all nvidia products now, just unistall it
Its taking up lots of memory, and slowing down my computer
Its a Nvidia Firewall, which is installed on most PCs with Nvidia chipsets.
  Phil Mason  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of nSvcIp.exe: based on 21 votes with 9 reviews. 8 users think nSvcIp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks nSvcIp.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 4 users don't grade nSvcIp.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving nSvcIp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nSvcIp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the nSvcIp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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