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How to remove the nvidia virus

Most antivirus programs identify nvidia.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as IRC.Backdoor.Trojan, and Avast identifies it as Win32:Trojan-gen {Other}.

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Nvidia.exe file information

The process known as Nvidia belongs to software Nvidia by Nvidia Co. (www.nvidia.co.uk) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Nvidia.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Nvidia.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,656,320 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 1,653,248 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/nvidia.exe.html 
The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Run, Winlogon\Shell, DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Nvidia.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If nvidia.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 78% dangerous. The file size is 122,880 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 118,784 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Run, Winlogon\Shell, DEFAULT\Run). Nvidia.exe is not a Windows core file. Nvidia.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

If nvidia.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 1,656,320 bytes. The program has no visible window. Nvidia.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Run, Winlogon\Shell, DEFAULT\Run). The nvidia.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Nvidia.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

Important: You should check the nvidia.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.

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User Comments

i think it's a virus it just suddently pop up on winpatrol and i don't have nor installed any nvidia stuff
  Tequila_Burp  
Its a program needed or to be run with the nVidia grpahics chip. NOT A VIRUS!!!
  safe_computers_are_fun_computers  
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  nvda exe  
Never installed it but it on my computer. Tried to uninstall, it downloaded a second version. Maybe there's a fake one going around?
  Person  
You didn't install it, itcame with your computer, it's graphics and videos. Some anti-virus will try to block it, but it's not a virus. If you deleted it you can re-download it from their site
  imapackrat   (further information)
It's a keylogger
  FATman  
Yeah - it came as an update. I downloaded it and it is definitely a virus. It has screwed up my graphics, won't let me get online. It blocks restore points. It blocks uninstall. Stay away from the autoupdate advisor you receive.
  Hixenbaugh  

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Summary: Average user rating of nvidia.exe: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. 4 users think nvidia.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. 3 users think nvidia.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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Best practices for resolving nvidia issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nvidia. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 nvidia.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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