What is nTuneService.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 nTuneService.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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NTuneService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nTuneService
NTuneService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NVIDIA Access Manager or NVIDIA Performance Service belongs to software NVIDIA nTune or NVIDIA Performance or NVIDIA System Monitor or NVIDIA Display Control Panel or Performance Service or NVIDIA Drivers by NVIDIA (

Description: NTuneService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The nTuneService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 131,072 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 155,648 bytes and 19 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. NTuneService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with nTuneService.exe, you can turn to the software developer [1][2], Yourcompany, for advice, update [1][2] the program to the latest version or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of NVIDIA nTune or NVIDIA Performance (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify nTuneService.exe related errors

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

recommend you to disable this service
A utility from nVidia for managing graphics settings and their graphic cards.
  Eric Johansen   (further information)
Nvidia's powerful overclocking software. Not spyware or a virus. Be careful using it though! Overclocking can damage your system if your not careful. Remove this if you don't know what overclocking is or don't want to risk overclocking.
Its part of Nvidia's overclocking software.
Grafikkarten Steuerung
  muse   (further information)
nvidia card service, not necessarily running.
Nvidia performance manager utility
  Arran Fortuna  
Je to ulita pro nVidia,mé doporučení, je odstranit jej.
Disables sleep mode on xp pro 32 bit!!!
  John Smith  

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Summary: Average user rating of nTuneService.exe: based on 13 votes with 9 user comments. 5 users think nTuneService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving nTuneService issues

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