What does the nvsvc32.exe file do?
The nvsvc32.exe process is also known as NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (Version 191.07, 186.34, 45.23, 93.71, 306.81, 307.83, 285.58, 186.18, 320.49, 340.52, 266.58, 175.19, 185.85, 190.45, ...) and is a part of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service or, as the case may be, NVIDIA Display Driver Service. This software is produced by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com). An obsolete or defective version of nvsvc32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NVIDIA driver service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NVIDIA driver service 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)
- nvsvc32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module nvsvc32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about nvsvc32.exe NVIDIA driver service
nvsvc32.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file nvsvc32.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 168,004 bytes (13% of all these files), 77,824 bytes as well as 35 other variants.
It is the service "NVSvc".
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 33% 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 nvsvc32.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 nvsvc32?
|NVIDIA Driver Helper Service Description: Application that is loaded to the system by NVIDIA graphics card drivers |
|optional, disable it in winxp service applet to save memory |
|Valid NVIDIA graphics card prog. Should be harmless, but also non-essential. Some are complaining that it shows up as a virus on their machines - obviously, a virus can be named anything, as it VERY CLEARLY states above. If you don't have an NVIDIA card and you have no idea where you got nvsvc32.exe from, then it is entirely possible that you have a virus masking itself as an otherwise legit program. You did not get this virus from NVIDIA, you picked it up somewhere else. So stop trying to scare legitimate NVIDIA users. (further information...) |
Summary: 101 users judge nvsvc32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 9 users consider it harmless. However, 17 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 23 users have already deleted nvsvc32.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall NVIDIA Driver Helper Service or NVIDIA Display Driver Service
To remove NVIDIA driver service 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 Driver Helper Service or NVIDIA Display Driver Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if nvsvc32.exe (NVIDIA driver service) 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 driver service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NVIDIA driver service 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 nvsvc32.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.