What is nvwrsfr.dll?

Nvwrsfr.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if nvwrsfr.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Nvwrsfr.dll file information

The process known as NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager belongs to software NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager or NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager by NVIDIA (

Description: Nvwrsfr.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file nvwrsfr.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 327,680 bytes (73% of all occurrences), 319,488 bytes, 249,856 bytes or 299,008 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The nvwrsfr.dll file is not a Windows core file. nvwrsfr.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If nvwrsfr.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 325,480 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. Nvwrsfr.dll is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. nvwrsfr.dll appears to be a compressed file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with nvwrsfr.dll, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramNVIDIA nView Desktop Manager.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as nvwrsfr.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nvwrsfr.dll 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.


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Summary: Average user rating of nvwrsfr.dll: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think nvwrsfr.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving nvwrsfr issues

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