What is nvsc32.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 nvsc32.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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Nvsc32.exe file information

The process contains no information about its author.

Description: Nvsc32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Nvsc32.exe is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. Note: File does not exist any longer. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Runonce, DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nvsc32.exe. Therefore, you should check the nvsc32.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

It's a malware !
  DeLaV├ęga   (further information)
Nvidia graphics card driver file
  has virus on me comp. can anywon help me?? plzz  
Used in IM virus. fast replicating to everyone on your IM list
I think this is a virus!
This exe crashes my computer upon start up, when i kill it from the task manager my computer runs swell....if that isnt harmful i dont know what it is!
  Mike McGillivry  
Nvidia graphics card driver file
It's a Nividea graphics driver.
It is the name of a Nvidia graphics card driver application. However, malware can be named anything, so if you're unsure about a process or executable, run an up to date virus scanner.
  Kyle Klitzing   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of nvsc32.exe: based on 14 votes with 10 user comments. 2 users think nvsc32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users suspect danger. 8 users think nvsc32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade nvsc32.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving nvsc32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nvsc32. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 nvsc32.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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