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.
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 (www.nvidia.com).
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.
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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.
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.
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.