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What is nvvsvc.exe?

Part of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 186.40 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the nvvsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of nvvsvc.exe users, 32.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvvsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00035% CPU3490.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.65 MB RAM7.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, ...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 186.40.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (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 186.40
Description: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 186.40
Size: 206.53 KB
Original file name: nvsvc32.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/6/2007
Expiration date: 9/1/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0134018229%
Privileged CPU: 0.0130527984%
User CPU: 0.00034902448123%
Privileged CPU time: 2808018 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 857,182,728
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 47.94 MB
Peak committed memory: 49.44 MB
Paged memory: 1.65 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.25 MB
Paged system memory: 85.78 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.93 KB
Working set memory: 4.36 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.29 MB
Min working set memory: 4.36 MB
Private memory: 1.65 MB
Page faults: 1,758
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 10
Total read transfer: 172 Bytes
Total write operations: 5
Total write transfer: 100 Bytes
Total other operations: 728
Total other transfer: 756 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 14
USER objects: 10
Peak USER objects: 12
Handle count average: 86
Thread count average: 6

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
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: 11b65eba46cbe29643ec6d0ef6a5fffb
SHA-1: bc82d287598ba373dadf66c1080a556bef258e08
SHA-256: f5eda0e44a0b3af949c32ad490b81d7aa56af72adf6fa1a191d1319f084bb9e7

PE image details

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