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What is nvsvc.dll?

Part of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 158.28 by NVIDIA

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How does nvsvc.dll run?

Process - nvsvc.dll is an instance of a running program. NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 158.28 is launched by the program (host) rundll32.exe (Windows host process (Rundll32) by Microsoft) typically with a command like rundll32 NVSVC.DLL,nvsvcInitialize . 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 158.28 is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the nvsvc.dll process running.Of the 0.4% of nvsvc.dll users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvsvc.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU86.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.11 MB RAM23.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              21 GDI objects14.0%
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 Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: nvsvc.dll
Name: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 158.28
Description: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 158.28
Size: 84 KB
Original file name: NVSVC.DLL

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000258494%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000172329%
User CPU: 0.00000861646416%
Privileged CPU time: 218.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 830,671,209
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 70.32 MB
Peak committed memory: 81.31 MB
Paged memory: 5.11 MB
Peak paged memory: 13.3 MB
Paged system memory: 129.25 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.48 KB
Working set memory: 1.37 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.65 MB
Min working set memory: 984 KB
Private memory: 5.11 MB
Page faults: 17,044
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Total read transfer: 184 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Total write transfer: 232 Bytes
Total other operations: 6,310
Total other transfer: 3.91 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 21
USER objects: 7
Handle count average: 107
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Image hashes

MD5: a172fe2a532fe2145247bdb8ee3ebc8e
SHA-1: 2a4ccdd0a03e4927ec91d41b3bac959fad920491
SHA-256: 9bd1bf04068fd1aa159104df278c112cf7eb88e2b2f463172dcc88d8ac0630cf

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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