What does the nwiz.exe file do?
The nwiz.exe process is also known as NVIDIA nView Wizard (Version 111.75, 111.73, 67.42, 110.92, 111.29, 111.16, 111.55, 100.25, 110.19, 120.84, 111.38, 140.62, 120.91, 110.94, ...) and is a part of NVIDIA nView Wizard or, as the case may be, NVIDIA Display Control Panel. This software is produced by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com). An obsolete or defective version of nwiz.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NVIDIA nView Wizard has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NVIDIA nView Wizard 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)
- nwiz.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module nwiz.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about nwiz.exe NVIDIA nView Wizard
nwiz.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Nwiz.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,626,112 bytes (27% of all these files), 1,630,208 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This nwiz program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 18% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A nwiz.exe file has a 11% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 2,562,848 bytes (33% of all these files), 2,586,912 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,753,192 bytes.
When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run).
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. The nwiz file is not part of the Windows operating system.
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 nwiz.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 nwiz?
|NVIDIA nView Control Panel |
|Program for controlling graphic-card (further information...) |
|People don't seem to understand that a virus can be installed by deleting the NVIDIA nwiz.exe which is safe and then writing itself in the same place and call itself "nwiz.exe" and then when windows starts next time the bad "nwiz.exe" runs instead of the safe nwiz.exe.So if you have the bad copy then yes its bad. (further information...) |
Summary: 170 users judge nwiz.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 14 users consider it harmless. However, 14 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 38 users have already deleted nwiz.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall NVIDIA nView Wizard or NVIDIA Display Control Panel
To remove NVIDIA nView Wizard 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 nView Wizard or NVIDIA Display Control Panel in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if nwiz.exe (NVIDIA nView Wizard) 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 nView Wizard. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NVIDIA nView Wizard 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 nwiz.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.