What is NvtlSrvr.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 NvtlSrvr.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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NvtlSrvr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with NvtlSrvr
NvtlSrvr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NvtlServer Application belongs to software NvtlServer Application or Sprint SmartView or NovaCore SDK Service or Broadband2Go or NovaCore SDK Installer or Mobile Broadband Generic or Mobile Broadband Generic Drivers by Novatel Wireless (

Description: NvtlSrvr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. NvtlSrvr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 82,944 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 82,432 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The NvtlSrvr.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Sprint provides update information ( or You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Sprint SmartView or NovaCore SDK Installer).

Recommended: Identify NvtlSrvr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NvtlSrvr.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NvtlSrvr.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

Part of the Virgin Mobile "Broadband2Go" package
is part of Air cards functioning on laptop with vendors hardware like Novatel, used by wireless providers like Verizon
  B Bartlett  

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

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Best practices for resolving NvtlSrvr issues

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