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 nvsvc32.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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Description: Nvsvc32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file nvsvc32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 155,716 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 168,004 bytes and 71 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If nvsvc32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 93% dangerous. The file size is 74,240 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 86,016 bytes and 10 more variants. The nvsvc32.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). Nvsvc32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If nvsvc32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 94,208 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 68,608 bytes and 8 more variants. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Nvsvc32.exe is not a Windows system file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). Nvsvc32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.
If nvsvc32.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 31,748 bytes.
If nvsvc32.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 25,604 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nvsvc32.exe, for example W32.Yimfoca or Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec), and Artemis!7983973567F6 (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the nvsvc32.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nvsvc32. 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 nvsvc32.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.