What is NvTmru.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 NvTmru.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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NvTmru.exe file information

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

The process known as NVIDIA NvTmru Application belongs to software NVIDIA GeForce Experience by NVIDIA (

Description: NvTmru.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. NvTmru.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,028,384 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 1,012,000 bytes, 1,028,896 bytes, 976,672 bytes or 1,129,248 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. NvTmru.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. NvTmru.exe is able to connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with NvTmru.exe, you can also uninstall the software NVIDIA Drivers using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

I believe it to be gaming software loaded by Toshiba on Qosmio laptops, which looks for games on your pc which the frequent updates of NvTmru.exe software then attempts to locate on your pc to tell you of the compatibility of that game to the new s/w version of this named file. My pc says it is high utilization of resources.
All I'm sure of, is that its 100% safe, as long as it's not a virus disguised as it. Won't even scratch your computer
It is unfortunate that NvTmru.exe uses a relatively large amount of system resources but, if you have not somehow replaced the legitimate file with a Trojan, it is quite useful for keeping game settings up to date with the most current NVidia developed software drivers and settings. I have a high end machine, a recently built and upgraded Qosmio, so I leave the file enabled and let it do what it was designed to do - saves me time and effort. The file is a poor vehicle but it does get you where you want to go without effort.

Summary: Average user rating of NvTmru.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving NvTmru issues

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

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