How to remove the nvscv32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify nvscv32.exe as malware—e.g. Avast identifies it as Win32:Small-MZS, and Symantec identifies it as W32.Fujacks.E or Trojan Horse.

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Nvscv32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nvscv32
Nvscv32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

There is relatively little known about this process along the lines of the following technical specificaitons.

Description: Nvscv32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file nvscv32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 20,480 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 19,968 bytes, 28,160 bytes or 19,456 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If nvscv32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 89% dangerous. The file size is 68,570 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 68,586 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The nvscv32.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Nvscv32.exe is able to monitor applications.

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: You should check the nvscv32.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

this disables task manager
this thing nvscv32.exe happened just before i found i had a ton of trojans i think it was related every time i hook up my mp3player or digital camera it pops up then my cpu freezes i have an sd cared slot also and when i use it this also happens. i also noticed like ishan that it disables task manager it is a real pain i hope this link helps ill write more to tell you if it works hope i could help
Wenn das unter system32 ist, müssen sie Windows Neuinstallieren
  Tim E.  
it's a NVIDIA Driver Helper Service
  Hayret Palaz  
this disables task manager, msconfig, and regedit which will prevent the user to remove it from the startup. it's really annoying.
part of nvidia's graphics card drivers
It didn't disable MY task manager, msconfig, regedit, netstat or anything else. I do have NVIDIA so I think that's what it is in my case.

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Summary: Average user rating of nvscv32.exe: based on 6 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks nvscv32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think nvscv32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving nvscv32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active nvscv32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the nvscv32.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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