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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 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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\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 inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify nvidia.exe related errors

If nvidia.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, 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 without information about the developer of this file. 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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Nvidia.exe is not a Windows core file. Nvidia.exe is able to record 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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The nvidia.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Nvidia.exe is able to record 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  
nvda exe
  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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