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How to eliminate nvoclock driver problems

The nvoclock.sys (NVidia System Utility driver) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The nvoclock.sys process is also known as NVidia System Utility Driver or, as the case may be, NVR0Dev and is a part of NVIDIA nTune or, as the case may be, NVR0Dev. This software is produced by NVidia (www.nvidia.com). An obsolete or defective version of nvoclock.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about nvoclock.sys NVidia System Utility driver

nvoclock.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Nvoclock.sys is found in the C:\Windows directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 29,696 bytes (66% of all these files), 6,272 bytes or, as the case may be, 6,784 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel nvoclock.sys 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. For this reason, 23% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A nvoclock.sys file has a 10% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. In this case, the file size is usually 38,304 bytes. This nvoclock.sys process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file 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. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. nvoclock.sys 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 nvoclock.sys. 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 nvoclock?

Part of nvidia's ntune program (further information...)
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Summary: One user judges nvoclock.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall NVIDIA nTune or NVR0Dev

nvoclock.sys NVidia System Utility driver fix

To remove NVidia System Utility driver from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for NVIDIA nTune or NVR0Dev in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if nvoclock.sys (NVidia System Utility driver) 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 System Utility driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NVidia System Utility driver 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 nvoclock.sys 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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