What does the nvcontainer.exe file do?
The nvcontainer.exe process is also known as NVIDIA Container and is a part of NVIDIA Container or, as the case may be, NVIDIA LocalSystem Container. This software is produced by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com). An obsolete or defective version of nvcontainer.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NVIDIA Container has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NVIDIA Container 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)
- nvcontainer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module nvcontainer.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about nvcontainer.exe NVIDIA Container
nvcontainer.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Nvcontainer.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 764,456 bytes (9% of all these files), 782,136 bytes as well as 55 other variants.
It is the NvContainerLocalSystem service: Container service for NVIDIA root features.
It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This nvcontainer program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Nvcontainer.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 44% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A nvcontainer.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the "C:\Users\USERNAME" folder. In this case, the file size is usually 104,448 bytes. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: TaskScheduler, User Shell Folders). Nvcontainer.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This nvcontainer program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. This nvcontainer.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar.
- A nvcontainer.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,964,084 bytes. It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The nvcontainer file is not part of the Windows operating system. This nvcontainer.exe process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. nvcontainer.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
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 nvcontainer.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 nvcontainer?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall NVIDIA Container or NVIDIA LocalSystem Container
To remove NVIDIA Container 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 Container or NVIDIA LocalSystem Container in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if nvcontainer.exe (NVIDIA Container) 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 Container. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NVIDIA Container 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 nvcontainer.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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