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What is nvvsvc.exe?

Part of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 296.73 by NVIDIA

What is it?

The NVIDIA Driver Helper Service is used in configuring a PC's NVIDIA drivers for video graphics cards. They provide the ability to override OpenGL refresh rates through via NVIDIA Control Panel in the display properties.
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How does nvvsvc.exe run?

Service - nvvsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'nvsvc' (NVIDIA Display Driver Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. NVIDIA Display Driver Service 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the nvvsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of nvvsvc.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvvsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU39.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.91 MB RAM22.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              23 GDI objects15.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
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 296.73.

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: nvvsvc.exe
Publisher: NVIDIA Corporation (verified)
Name: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 296.73
Description: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 296.73
Size: 868.81 KB
Original file name: nvsvc32.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/2/2011
Expiration date: 9/2/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000111286%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000071633%
User CPU: 0.00000396535851%
Privileged CPU time: 140.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 679,545,613
CPU cycle count /min: 1,127,129
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 84.52 MB
Peak committed memory: 89.03 MB
Paged memory: 4.91 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.01 MB
Paged system memory: 151.78 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.81 KB
Working set memory: 4.44 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.19 MB
Min working set memory: 4.4 MB
Private memory: 4.91 MB
Page faults: 4,190
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 8
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 2.11 KB
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 449
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1.79 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 23
Peak GDI objects: 25
USER objects: 9
Peak USER objects: 9
Handle count average: 149
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 Processes
Child Processes
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: 3adfa793e3a5e465ea362e38c598ed71
SHA-1: 15929b631f465c62f2206010fe8874924484e869

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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