What does the UpdateCenterService.exe file do?
The UpdateCenterService.exe process is also known as NVIDIA Update Center Service and is a part of NVIDIA System. This software is produced by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com). An obsolete or defective version of UpdateCenterService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NVIDIA Update Center service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NVIDIA Update Center 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)
- UpdateCenterService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module UpdateCenterService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about UpdateCenterService.exe NVIDIA Update Center service
UpdateCenterService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file UpdateCenterService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 282,728 bytes (50% of all these files), 114,688 bytes or, as the case may be, 163,840 bytes.
It is the UpdateCenterService service: Update Center Service.
To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. UpdateCenterService.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. UpdateCenterService.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 30% 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 UpdateCenterService.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 UpdateCenterService?
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Summary: One user judges UpdateCenterService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall NVIDIA System
To remove NVIDIA Update Center 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 System in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if UpdateCenterService.exe (NVIDIA Update Center 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 Update Center service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NVIDIA Update Center 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 UpdateCenterService.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.