What does the nvvsvc.exe file do?
The nvvsvc.exe process is also known as NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (Version 307.83, 258.96, 306.97, 340.52, 285.62, 314.22, 191.07, 311.06, 341.44, 296.10, 275.33, 197.45, 310.90, 196.21, ...) or, as the case may be, NVIDIA Display Driver Service 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 nvvsvc.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)
- nvvsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module nvvsvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
Free PC Check
Scan your computer today at no charge with the Windows Repair Tool. This tool helps repair Windows and helps it run faster.
What you should know about nvvsvc.exe NVIDIA driver service
nvvsvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file nvvsvc.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 129,640 bytes (17% of all these files), 118,784 bytes as well as 37 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Nvvsvc.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. Nvvsvc.exe is capable of monitor other applications. 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 nvvsvc.exe file has a 82% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 93,184 bytes. It does not supply any version information or other description. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 nvvsvc.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 nvvsvc?
|Nvidia Driver Service |
|Nvidia Graphics |
|Nvidia service, I got 2x nvvsvc.exe procceses running at the same time, unkown if it's something dangerous.. |
|nVidia related process |
|Connected to you Nvidia graphics card. Obviously it has to do with the program which configures the graphic card. In otherwords this is the service which manages the graphic card. |
Summary: 16 users judge nvvsvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted nvvsvc.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. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for NVIDIA Driver Helper Service or NVIDIA Display Driver Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if nvvsvc.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 nvvsvc.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.