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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 7/XP is 241,664 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/nvsvc.exe.html 
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 users reviews.

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If nvsvc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 93% dangerous. The file size is 97,792 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 184,320 bytes or 249,856 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The nvsvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Nvsvc.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

If nvsvc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 81% dangerous. The file size is 51,200 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 241,664 bytes. Nvsvc.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Nvsvc.exe is not a Windows core file. Nvsvc.exe is able to monitor applications.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "NvSvc" is not required to run at start up. NVIDIA Driver Helper Service - installed when you change from the WDM drivers to nVidia's latest versions but not requied. Extreme shutdown delays can be encountered with this service active, but no adverse side effects with it disabled. NOTE: If using drivers other than nVidia's, such as Asus, this service may have been renamed to reflect that
  • "Symantec Security Addon" definitely not required. Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!

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 recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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