Nv4_mini.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if nv4_mini.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
The process known as NVIDIA Compatible Windows (version 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 56.73, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 93.71, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 78.01, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 91.47, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 93.81, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 66.93, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 94.24, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 84.21, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 61.76, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 92.91, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 81.85, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 83.91, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 52.16, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 77.77, ...) or NVIDIA Windows XP Miniport Driver (version 307.83, 280.26, 275.33) belongs to software NVIDIA Compatible Windows (version 2000 Miniport Driver) or NVIDIA Windows XP Miniport Driver or nv by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com).
Description: The original nv4_mini.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. Nv4_mini.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,994,624 bytes (4% of all occurrences), 3,198,560 bytes and 92 more variants.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. Nv4_mini.sys is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. nv4_mini.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware disguises itself as nv4_mini.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the nv4_mini.sys 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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nv4_mini. 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 nv4_mini.sys 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.