What is nvdkit.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 nvdkit.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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Nvdkit.exe file information

The process known as Client Automation Tcl Runtime belongs to software HP Backup and Recovery or HPCA Management Agent or Radia Management Agent by Hewlett-Packard (

Description: Nvdkit.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The nvdkit.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,968,446 bytes (95% of all occurrences), 1,892,487 bytes, 2,029,122 bytes or 2,578,284 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with nvdkit.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Instalador de HP Backup and or HP Backup and Recovery (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify nvdkit.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nvdkit.exe. Therefore, you should check the nvdkit.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

Radia Management Agent is an expensive product probably installed by your IT department to patch software from a central server without visiting each PC.
  David Lotts   (further information)
it's a tool for IT departments to maintain user computers
Radia Tcl Runtime (HP). Used in Corporate network for patching and pushing out applications
Part of radia Maintainence
It is part of HP Openview Radia c.q. HP Client Automation. On servers it is used to run Radia services. Do not remove it. Your IT department needs is to deploy software and patches to your machine.
  Robert   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of nvdkit.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 4 users think nvdkit.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving nvdkit issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nvdkit. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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

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