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What is nvvsvc.exe?

Part of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 258.96 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 called 'nvsvc' (NVIDIA Display Driver Service).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the nvvsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of nvvsvc.exe users, 15.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvvsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00030% CPU3005.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.62 MB RAM12.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, ...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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 258.96
Description: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 258.96
Size: 155.6 KB
Original file name: nvsvc32.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0035933226%
Privileged CPU: 0.0032927509%
User CPU: 0.00030057163528%
Privileged CPU time: 3354021.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,939,500,180
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 66.76 MB
Peak committed memory: 69.26 MB
Paged memory: 2.62 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.74 MB
Paged system memory: 121.84 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.23 KB
Working set memory: 4.48 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.1 MB
Min working set memory: 4.47 MB
Private memory: 2.62 MB
Page faults: 2,382
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6
Total read transfer: 31.41 KB
Total other operations: 3,078
Total other transfer: 5.62 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 14
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 106
Thread count average: 5

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Commands
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe -session -first

Service details

Name: NVIDIA Display Driver Service
Service name: nvsvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Provides system and desktop level support to the NVIDIA display driver”

Image hashes

MD5: 43bc8151893ae6afe42e149d663c2221
SHA-1: 14856736408c87e2373a4c23b5e7e909e4191fd8
SHA-256: a0029fd9a5ffc9410009af7faf4f81ab91f6cb81fe76fb9a27d5c40409360ef6

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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