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3% remove it97% keep it
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NVIDIA Grafikdriver 306.97

What is NVIDIA Grafikdriver?

The NVIDIA Graphics Driver is the software driver for NVIDIA Graphics GPU installed on the PC. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the NVIDIA support website. This is the first WHQL-certified release from the Release 296 family of drivers.


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 286.87 MB (300,805,507 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.0
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 286.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Grafikdriver 306.97

  • nview.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager 136.53
  • nView64.dll
  • nvAppBar.exe - NVIDIA nView Toolbar, Version 136.53
  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • NV3DVisionExt.dll - 3D Vision Driver Install Helper
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispco64.dll
  • nvdispgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvdispgenco64.dll
  • NVI2.dll - NVIDIA Install Core
  • NVI2UI.dll - NVIDIA Install UI
  • NViewExt.dll - NView Install Helper
  • NVMUP.exe - NVMUP Application
  • NVMUPEventMsg.dll - NVMUPEventMsg Dynamic Link Library
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • EasyDaemonAPIU32.dll - Easy daemon API
  • EasyDaemonAPIU64.dll
  • 3DVision_306.97.exe - NVIDIA 3D Vision driver
  • nvcplsetupeng.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • NVCPLSetupInt.exe
  • drst.exe - DRS Tool (DRS system Tool)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • daemonu.exe runs as a service named 'nvUpdatusService'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • daemonu.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003870600%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024064%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014642%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:185,773
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:263 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:28 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove NVIDIA Grafikdriver?

Quickly and completely remove NVIDIA Grafikdriver 306.97 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall NVIDIA Grafikdriver from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA Grafikdriver 306.97, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NVIDIA Grafikdriver.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 30.30%
Windows Vista 3.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.92%
Windows 8 16.92%
Windows 7 Professional 6.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.62%
Windows 8 Pro 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.71% of installs come from DK
Which countries install it?
  DK 88.71%
  United States 8.06%
  Spain 1.61%
  FO 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 35.48%
ASUS 33.87%
Lenovo 8.06%
Hewlett-Packard 6.45%
Samsung 4.84%
Dell 3.23%
Sony 1.61%
Medion 1.61%
Vestel 1.61%
Toshiba 1.61%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-571G 8.20%
ASUSTeK N73SV 4.92%
ASUSTeK K55VD 4.92%
ASUSTeK U35JC 3.28%
ASUSTeK K93SV 3.28%
Acer Aspire 5755G 3.28%


Nvidia is known for its graphics processing units and dominates the high performance GPU market.
Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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