What does the nTuneService.exe file do?
The nTuneService.exe process is also known as NVIDIA Access Manager or, as the case may be, NVIDIA Performance Service and is a part of NVIDIA nTune or, as the case may be, NVIDIA Performance. This software is produced by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com). An obsolete or defective version of nTuneService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NVIDIA Access Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NVIDIA Access Manager has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- nTuneService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module nTuneService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about nTuneService.exe NVIDIA Access Manager
nTuneService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file nTuneService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 180,224 bytes (30% of all these files), 131,072 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
It is the service "nTuneService".
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. NTuneService.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 39% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves nTuneService.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about nTuneService?
|recommend you to disable this service |
|A utility from nVidia for managing graphics settings and their graphic cards. (further information...) |
|Nvidia's powerful overclocking software. Not spyware or a virus. Be careful using it though! Overclocking can damage your system if your not careful. Remove this if you don't know what overclocking is or don't want to risk overclocking. |
|Its part of Nvidia's overclocking software. |
|Grafikkarten Steuerung (further information...) |
Summary: 5 users judge nTuneService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall NVIDIA nTune or NVIDIA Performance
To remove NVIDIA Access Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate NVIDIA nTune or NVIDIA Performance in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if nTuneService.exe (NVIDIA Access Manager) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of NVIDIA Access Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NVIDIA Access Manager or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or nTuneService.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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