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What is nvda_service.exe?

Part of NVDA by NV Access Limited

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How does nvda_service.exe run?

Service - nvda_service.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'nvda' (nvda). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. nvda runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the nvda_service.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of nvda_service.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvda_service.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU750.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.44 MB RAM20.6%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nvda\nvda_service.exe

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 NVDA.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: nvda_service.exe
Publisher: NV Access Limited (verified)
Name: NVDA
Description: NVDA service
Product version: 2012.2.1
Size: 36.73 KB
Original file name: nvda_service.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: NV Access Inc
Certificate authority: The USERTRUST Network

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001121826%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000371252%
User CPU: 0.00007505739100%
Privileged CPU time: 46.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 258,287,998
CPU cycle count /min: 250,139
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 52.86 MB
Peak committed memory: 54.93 MB
Paged memory: 4.44 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.49 MB
Paged system memory: 88.78 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.79 KB
Working set memory: 8.46 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.48 MB
Min working set memory: 8.46 MB
Private memory: 4.44 MB
Page faults: 2,550
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,677
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 1.42 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.41 KB
Total other operations: 907
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 18.75 KB
Other Transfer /min: 19 Bytes
Handle count average: 101
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\NVDA\nvda_service.exe"

Service details

Name: nvda
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: a6777e787821a29a09007e1be8eac02d
SHA-1: 56b77328fcdc0cc90947651d8cc1c5a1f45465bc
SHA-256: 9d8764c7e8b29327ac21ac1a7fc3b86cd69f6857d4f8b78fd01ae8ca0acf6240

PE image details

File packed: No
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