What does the nvwmi64.exe file do?
The nvwmi64.exe process is also known as NVIDIA WMI Provider and is a part of NVIDIA WMI Provider or, as the case may be, NVIDIA NVWMI. This software is produced by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com). An obsolete or defective version of nvwmi64.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NVIDIA WMI Provider has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NVIDIA WMI Provider 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)
- nvwmi64.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module nvwmi64.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about nvwmi64.exe NVIDIA WMI Provider
nvwmi64.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file nvwmi64.exe is found in no folder.
The file size is 0 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this reason, 20% 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 nvwmi64.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 nvwmi64?
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 WMI Provider or NVIDIA NVWMI
To remove NVIDIA WMI Provider 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 WMI Provider or NVIDIA NVWMI in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if nvwmi64.exe (NVIDIA WMI Provider) 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 WMI Provider. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NVIDIA WMI Provider 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 nvwmi64.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.