What is nTuneCmd.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 nTuneCmd.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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NTuneCmd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nTuneCmd
NTuneCmd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NVIDIA nTune Command belongs to software NVIDIA nTune or NVIDIA Performance or NVIDIA Display Control Panel or NVIDIA System Monitor by NVIDIA (

Description: NTuneCmd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. NTuneCmd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 81,920 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 133,736 bytes and 10 more variants. 
NTuneCmd.exe is not a Windows system file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of NVIDIA nTune or NVIDIA Performance (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) contact Customer Service [1][2]
  3) look for a new, improved version [1][2].

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

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ntunecmd.exe is part of NVIDIA nTune which allows a user to tweak the settings of Nvidia based motherboards from within Windows and save these settings as individual profiles that can load on startup. The default settings file that loads with this command is osbootpf.nsu.

Summary: Average user rating of nTuneCmd.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think nTuneCmd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving nTuneCmd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nTuneCmd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the nTuneCmd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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