What is nvsvc32.exe?

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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Nvsvc32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nvsvc32
Nvsvc32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (version 169.21, 93.71, 191.07, 186.18, 175.19, 190.62, 185.85, 94.24, 175.16, 178.24, 162.18, 45.23, 190.38, 169.06, ...) or NVIDIA Display Driver Service or KJsh belongs to software NVIDIA Driver Helper Service or NVIDIA Display Driver Service or HQruQn7GE by NVIDIA ( or IkOscQpO.

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 (16% of all occurrences), 168,004 bytes and 72 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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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.


User Comments

will it seem word for NVIDIA but id you dont use NVIDIA software or any NVIDIA graphic card then it must be a virus worm or a tool like RAT tool
Valid NVIDIA graphics card prog. Should be harmless, but also non-essential. Some are complaining that it shows up as a virus on their machines - obviously, a virus can be named anything, as it VERY CLEARLY states above. If you don't have an NVIDIA card and you have no idea where you got nvsvc32.exe from, then it is entirely possible that you have a virus masking itself as an otherwise legit program. You did not get this virus from NVIDIA, you picked it up somewhere else. So stop trying to scare legitimate NVIDIA users.
comes with nvidia geforce drivers
Not dangerous at all (Nvidia file).
I believe it may be a form of a virus for a computer.
I have found this and also SRLApplet from Husdawg LLC are also known malware being distributed by
  laotzu   (further information)
Mousewheel scrolling was very... hesitant. Switching tasks... slow. Start menu... slow. Fix: In Administrative Tools, Services, changed NVIDIA Driver Helper Service startup from "Automatic" to "Disabled", then rebooted. HAPPINESS!
I am calling it neutral because it could be legit. But in my case it is not. The process is new to my PC that is ATI equiped. I end the task and my PC stops trying to connect to sites on its own. All the sites it was trying to connect to are listed under the "more info" tab in the link below(a trojan warning from Sophos, whoever they are. The trojan is just using the process as a gateway. It is possible that the process is original to the OS as the manufacturer uses both ATI and Nvidia products. Also in my case there is no sevice to match it.
  RAQ   (further information)
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of nvsvc32.exe: based on 191 votes with 9 reviews. 112 users think nvsvc32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 11 users think it's probably harmless. 24 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 17 users suspect danger. 27 users think nvsvc32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 14 users don't grade nvsvc32.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving nvsvc32 issues

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 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.

To help you analyze the nvsvc32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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