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Is nvvsvc.exe safe?

Nvvsvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if nvvsvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Nvvsvc.exe file information

The process known as NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (version 258.96, 306.97, 285.62, 191.07, 314.22, 275.33, 307.83, 311.06, 197.45, 296.10, 196.21, 310.90, 301.42, 280.26, ...) or NVIDIA Display Driver Service belongs to software NVIDIA Driver Helper Service or NVIDIA Display Driver Service or NVSVC by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com).

Description: Nvvsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file nvvsvc.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 129,640 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 196,608 bytes and 32 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/nvvsvc.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify nvvsvc.exe related errors

If nvvsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 93,184 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The nvvsvc.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nvvsvc.exe, for example HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic (detected by Kaspersky), and TROJ_CLICKER.SMG (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the nvvsvc.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

its related to invidia but if you dont have an nvidia gpu and or have 2 nvvsvc.exe running at the same time , there is a good chance its a virus
  mohamed lachtar  
When I reboot there is run time error displayed in the sign in window. I click it off, and am able to still log on with no apparent issues, but I keep getting the run time error when rebooting after installing new Nvidia drivers. Never had the issue before.
  Dale H.  
Nvidia driver application. check that there is only one such application running, and make sure, that you have an nvidia graphics card.
  Ranga Yogeshwar  
It started drawing cpu when HP support assistant did a "tune Up." I'd say it was updated by HP, and not a problem for you if it is the file it says it is. If not, you in for trouble!
  Alex Wierbinski  
if you disable this, nvidia control panel will not work. so leave it on!
It is from nvidia.com after downloading the drivers for your nvidia video card. Not malware, is Windows7 certified.
NVIDIA Driver Service. Nothing to worry about, unless your Computer doesn't have a NVIDIA Graphics Card.
  Mauricio de Souza  
I have two versions. Both are in system32, but i just can see one.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of nvvsvc.exe: based on 33 votes with 9 reviews.
19 users think nvvsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 4 users think nvvsvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 9 users don't grade nvvsvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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