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What is daemonu.exe?

Part of NVIDIA GeForce Experience by NVIDIA

What is it?

NVIDIA Settings Update Manager is part of the GeForce brand of graphics processing units (GPUs) designed by Nvidia which expands GPU functionality beyond the traditional rasterization of 3D graphics, to turn it into a high-performance computing device able to execute arbitrary programming code in the same way a CPU does.
Description of daemonu.exe from NVIDIA
Want to know the best settings to play your games? GeForce Experience will figure it out for you. GeForce Experience connects you to NVIDIA’s cloud datacenter to download optimal game settings tailored to your PC based on your CPU, GPU and monitor. Optimal settings maximize image quality while maintaining great performance so you get the best experience. A built-in interactive screenshot viewer helps you learn more about each setting and their benefits. The GeForce Experience application automatically notifies you of new driver releases from NVIDIA. With a single click, you’ll be able to update the driver directly, without leaving your desktop.
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How does daemonu.exe run?

Service - daemonu.exe runs as a background Windows service (nvUpdatusService).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the daemonu.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of daemonu.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is daemonu.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00040% CPU3998.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
15.55 MB RAM72.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     92 /min4.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nvidia corporation\nvidia update core\daemonu.exe

Are there other versions of NVIDIA GeForce Experience?

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 GeForce Experience.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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: daemonu.exe
Publisher: NVIDIA Corporation (verified)
Name: NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Description: NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
Size: 1.83 MB
Original file name: daemonu.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005531717%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001533026%
User CPU: 0.00039986909861%
Privileged CPU time: 1263.61 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,109,637,273
CPU cycle count /min: 39,714,102
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 91.22 MB
Peak committed memory: 104.07 MB
Paged memory: 15.55 MB
Peak paged memory: 19.2 MB
Paged system memory: 136.01 KB
Non-paged system memory: 100.09 KB
Working set memory: 22.45 MB
Peak working set memory: 25.66 MB
Min working set memory: 14.48 MB
Private memory: 15.55 MB
Page faults: 15,823
Page faults /min: 27
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 54,235
Read operations /min: 91
Total read transfer: 709.13 KB
Read transfer /min: 1.19 KB
Total write operations: 134
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.05 MB
Write transfer /min: 3.53 KB
Total other operations: 139,397
Other operations /min: 235
Total other transfer: 3.36 MB
Other Transfer /min: 5.79 KB
Handle count average: 370
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\daemonu.exe"

Service details

Name: nvUpdatusService

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 48000
TCP: localhost on port 2559
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: f313ffea01c3dff4e7e763da29b0ff36
SHA-1: b07c237bc05c3eee6ed28cfc3c168847da5a725c

PE image details

File packed: No
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