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

Neither the developer nor the software publisher of nvsvc.exe is identified, as would normally be the case.

Description: Nvsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Nvsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/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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If nvsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 51,200 bytes. There is no description of the program. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The nvsvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. Nvsvc.exe is able to monitor applications.

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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!
It belongs to your graphic card Nvidia's suite of programs. It is NOT a virus, or any other kind of malware. It SHOULD exist in your windows/system32 folder and a subfolder, program files/nvidia sub-folder, nvidia subfolder in the form of dll or compressed dl_. Usually there are more than one of each, e.g. nvsvc64.dll & nvsvcr.dll for 64 bit windows in each location with varying sizes. It is NOT 93%, or 91% or 81% dangerous. It is 100% safe. I have scanned each occurrence on my system with multiple malware checking programs. I have one set of compressed versions of the files and three sets of the full size versions of this pair of files.
  Two Lips  
cant delete it or end process while its in use.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of nvsvc.exe: based on 9 votes with 9 user comments. 2 users think nvsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 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

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active nvsvc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the nvsvc.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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