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What is nvvsvc.exe?

Part of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 257.41 by NVIDIA

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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 0.2% of all Boost users have the nvvsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of nvvsvc.exe users, 33.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvvsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00024% CPU2413.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.68 MB RAM21.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 3 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              18 GDI objects12.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
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 257.41.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)

About NVIDIA Corporation

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File details

File name: nvvsvc.exe
Publisher: NVIDIA Corporation (verified)
Name: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 257.41
Description: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 257.41
Size: 126.6 KB
Original file name: nvsvc32.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/30/2009
Expiration date: 9/1/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005568774%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003155767%
User CPU: 0.00024130063208%
Privileged CPU time: 1314.31 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 123,568,158
CPU cycle count /min: 12,728,051
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 60.45 MB
Peak committed memory: 63.37 MB
Paged memory: 4.68 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.34 MB
Paged system memory: 103.16 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.73 KB
Working set memory: 1.07 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.24 MB
Min working set memory: 973 KB
Private memory: 4.68 MB
Page faults: 5,177
Page faults /min: 16
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,117
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 2.9 MB
Read transfer /min: 2.96 KB
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 709.38 KB
Write transfer /min: 2.83 KB
Total other operations: 1,476
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 237.38 KB
Other Transfer /min: 218 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 18
Peak GDI objects: 20
USER objects: 8
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 116
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe -session -first
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: 88700fd5dfb6b20ce7e1ad4ffd53b460
SHA-1: aeff1b676174de9f3bebdcee4ba43d9b688c74cf
SHA-256: 96bdecd26eb40cbd9b733d5ea5d82c1d8aa55f9a20e55e2e7bc619231724c6b8

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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