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What is nvservice.exe?

Part of NVIDIA Guard Service by NVIDIA

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How does nvservice.exe run?

Service - nvservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'nvservice' (NVIDIA GuardService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. NVIDIA GuardService 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 0.6% of all Boost users have the nvservice.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of nvservice.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is nvservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU32.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     864 KB RAM3.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (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: nvservice.exe
Publisher: NVIDIA Corporation (verified)
Name: NVIDIA Guard Service
Description: NVIDIA Guard Service
Size: 188.28 KB
Original file name: NVService.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/1/2011
Expiration date: 9/1/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000032803%
Privileged CPU: 0%
User CPU: 0.00000328027722%
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 15.23 MB
Peak committed memory: 16.36 MB
Paged memory: 864 KB
Peak paged memory: 952 KB
Paged system memory: 27.89 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.85 KB
Working set memory: 340 KB
Peak working set memory: 2.52 MB
Min working set memory: 300 KB
Private memory: 864 KB
Page faults: 679
Page faults /min: 1
Handle count average: 41
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: NVIDIA GuardService
Service name: nvservice
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “NVIDIA Guard Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 445cd678770fee791665e2650594bfc2
SHA-1: 0ddbd27a04dabf144ed40c195fa0b24bd7fca715
SHA-256: 85ba48eb978dbf0a7c0e608df8fb5d6a57786fc517de35f0556516a661da00d8

PE image details

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