How to remove the nvsvc virus

Most antivirus programs identify nvsvc.exe as malware—for example BitDefender identifies it as Application.Generic.9190, and Microsoft identifies it as RemoteAccess:Win32/GhostRadmin.

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Nvsvc.exe file information

The process belongs to software Remote Administrator Service by unknown.

Description: Nvsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Nvsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". The file size on Windows 8/7/XP is 241,664 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. Nvsvc.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The nvsvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the nvsvc.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

Useless NVidia file that does more damage than good. Not dangerous... just frickin useless. Nuke it
This app is frickin' retarded, all it does is take system resources and record user data. It's useless, I agree with maddcow. DELETE IT
Mein rechner sendet dateien an unbekannt, kaspersly erkennt ausgehenden datenverkehr, blockt heimliche wählversuche und verhindert heimliche treiber downloads
It is part of NetDrive - an FTP / WebDAV programme
  Appzo Bhundi   (further information)
Dieser Prozess dient der Überwachung von NVidia Grafikkarten!
Ist eindeutig ein Virus! Im Taskmanager sieht man, dass mehrere Programme mit ähnlichen Namen laufen. Das Beenden der Programme wird verweigert. Übernimmt wahrscheinlich die Kontrolle von anderen Programmen!

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Summary: Average user rating of nvsvc.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 2 users think nvsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks nvsvc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving nvsvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nvsvc. 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 nvsvc.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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