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What is nvvsvc.exe?

Part of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 197.16 by NVIDIA

What is it?

The Driver Helper Service is used in configuring a PC's GPU driver and provides the ability to override OpenGL refresh rates through via Control Panel in the display properties. It also provides functionality to manage the GPU's refresh rates via the built-in refresh forcer utility. It is called the 'NVIDIA Display Driver Service' in the Windows service controller.
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How does nvvsvc.exe run?

Service - nvvsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service (nvsvc). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the nvvsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of nvvsvc.exe users, 33.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvvsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU74.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.78 MB RAM17.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         5 GDI objects3.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 197.16.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)

About NVIDIA Corporation

Nvidia specializes in the manufacture of graphics-processor technologies for workstations, desktop computers, and mobile devices. The company, based in Santa Cl More...
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File details

File name: nvvsvc.exe
Publisher: NVIDIA Corporation (verified)
Name: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 197.16
Description: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 197.16
Size: 126.6 KB
Original file name: nvsvc32.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/31/2009
Expiration date: 9/2/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000563549%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000489300%
User CPU: 0.00000742497664%
Privileged CPU time: 257.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 94,423,628
CPU cycle count /min: 1,357,522
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 62.38 MB
Peak committed memory: 66.52 MB
Paged memory: 3.78 MB
Peak paged memory: 10.18 MB
Paged system memory: 111.59 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.92 KB
Working set memory: 3.67 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.28 MB
Min working set memory: 3.53 MB
Private memory: 3.78 MB
Page faults: 3,682
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 85
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 66.1 KB
Read transfer /min: 14 Bytes
Total write operations: 40
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 65.66 KB
Write transfer /min: 14 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,896
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1.26 MB
Other Transfer /min: 284 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 5
USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 132
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe -session -first

Service details

Name: nvsvc

Image hashes

MD5: e724b9b2ba640652c6fa0bdf502a1f72
SHA-1: 4dd8307c00f8eba3ec933e28cce565bf8fa8fa91
SHA-256: f6bb1fae0852d75ff02f50ee8f60193ec1647fb61f3edd17d024936b671b8089

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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