What is NvBackend.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 NvBackend.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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NvBackend.exe file information

The process known as NVIDIA Backend or NVIDIA GeForce Experience Backend or NVIDIA Update Backend belongs to software NVIDIA Backend or NVIDIA GeForce Experience or NVIDIA Update or NVIDIA Display Control Panel or NVIDIA Drivers by NVIDIA (

Description: NvBackend.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file NvBackend.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,655,520 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 2,754,704 bytes and 50 more variants. 
The NvBackend.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is digitally signed. The file is a Verisign signed file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. NvBackend.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with NVIDIA Drivers or NVIDIA Display Control Panel come up, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify NvBackend.exe related errors

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

ist bei Win7 im Pfad C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core udn dazu gehören 3 Files: - detoured.dll mit Datum 16.08.2015, also war da ein Update, Rechner läuft seit 1 Jahr - NvBackend.exe File Datum 30.04.2014 - NvBackendAPI32.dll File Datum 30.04.2014 Mutmaßung, leite ich her vom Verzeichnisname: ist für automatische Updatefunktion, scheint aber nicht nur die Treiber selbst zu überwachen (leite ich her von dem neueren Filedatum des ersten .dll) sondern alles von NVIDIA
The executable driver package for the Nvidia Xxxx Xxxx 64 bits or 32 bits. This file performs the following during the loading and initialization of the operating system it loads in the tray (taskbar) the icon for the Nvidia control Panel and starts the process nvtray.exe Исполняемый файл пакета драйвера видеокарты Nvidia Xxxx Xxxx 64 бита или 32 бита. Данный файл выполняет следующие во время загрузки и инициализации операционной системы он загружает в трей (панель задач) значок Панели управления Nvidia и запускает процес nvtray.exe

Summary: Average user rating of NvBackend.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks NvBackend.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 NvBackend issues

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