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What is nvsvc.dll?

Part of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 96.85 by NVIDIA

What is it?

The Driver Helper Service is used in configuring a PC's GPU drivers for video graphics cards. They provide 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 loaded into the NVIDIA Display Driver Service.
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How does nvsvc.dll run?

Process - nvsvc.dll is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does nvsvc.dll start?

Startup files (all users) run - nvsvc.dll is registered with the run identifier 'NvSvc' and the execution command 'RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 96.85 is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the nvsvc.dll process running.Of the 0.1% of nvsvc.dll users, 35.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvsvc.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     1.25 MB RAM5.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         10 GDI objects6.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (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: nvsvc.dll
Name: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 96.85
Description: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 96.85
Size: 88.08 KB
Original file name: NVSVC.DLL

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000886654%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000886654%
User CPU: 0%
Privileged CPU time: 15.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 67,433,514
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 47.29 MB
Peak committed memory: 50.53 MB
Paged memory: 1.25 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.44 MB
Paged system memory: 91.6 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.77 KB
Working set memory: 222 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.66 MB
Min working set memory: 106 KB
Private memory: 1.25 MB
Page faults: 1,591
Page faults /min: 0
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 10
Peak GDI objects: 13
USER objects: 6
Peak USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 67
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
rundll32.exe NVSVC.DLL,nvsvcInitialize

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: NvSvc
Command: RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart

Image hashes

MD5: f52c738fccf6ce562cabaf06dfc7645c
SHA-1: f0fc16587b41ddb02bdd85904c79972fa51a4b92
SHA-256: 0800ec160b6cbdc65b4c873b66e3125e26ef58b4acb787524f7a4e62ca6660a0

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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