Nvraid.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if nvraid.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
Description: Nvraid.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Nvraid.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 76,288 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 82,944 bytes, 68,224 bytes or 68,608 bytes.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. The nvraid.sys file is a Microsoft signed file. nvraid.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware disguises itself as nvraid.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the nvraid.sys 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 nvraid. 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 nvraid.sys 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.