What is nSvcLog.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 nSvcLog.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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NSvcLog.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nSvcLog
NSvcLog.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as nSvcLog belongs to software NVIDIA ForceWare Network or NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access Manager or Network Access Manager or NVIDIA Display Control Panel by NVIDIA (

Description: NSvcLog.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file nSvcLog.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,599 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 61,503 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program NVIDIA ForceWare Network or NVIDIA nTune using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify nSvcLog.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nSvcLog.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nSvcLog.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

It's located in my NVIDIA folder
nvidia related
Part of Nvidia driver if you have a Nvidia based chipset.

Summary: Average user rating of nSvcLog.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think nSvcLog.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade nSvcLog.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving nSvcLog issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nSvcLog. 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 nSvcLog.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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