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 nvvsvc.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.
The process known as NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (version 307.83, 258.96, 306.97, 340.52, 285.62, 314.22, 191.07, 311.06, 341.44, 296.10, 275.33, 197.45, 310.90, 196.21, ...) 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 nvvsvc.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 129,640 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 196,608 bytes and 54 more variants.
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. Nvvsvc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If nvvsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 93,184 bytes. The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Nvvsvc.exe is not a Windows core 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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nvvsvc. 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 nvvsvc.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.