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Should I remove NVIDIA MediaShield?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,390
United States Rank #8,123
Reach 0.0547%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.49 days
102.87 days >
Average installed length: 54.05 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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NVIDIA MediaShield

What is NVIDIA MediaShield?  (from NVIDIA)

NVIDIA brings Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technology—which is used by the world’s leading businesses—to the common PC desktop. This technology uses multiple drives to either increase total disk space or to offer data protection. NVIDIA MediaShield Storage version 9.xx provides a management interface tha...  Read more


NVIDIA MediaShield is a software program developed by NVIDIA. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The programs's main executable is nvraidservice.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.31 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 13.27 MB (13,915,621 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 43% of users of NVIDIA MediaShield come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.NVIDIA.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Raid
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{CC452A50-5C87-4A1F-B295-445C3C69BF7D}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 13.27 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA MediaShield

Program executable:nvraidservice.exe
NVIDIA RAID Service English language
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Raid\nvraidservice.exe
Additional files:
  • NvRaidServer.dll - NVIDIA® NVRAID (NVIDIA RAID server French language)
  • NvRaidServerDa.dll
  • NvRaidServerDe.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID-Server Deutsche Ressourcen
  • NvRaidServerEng.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID Server English Resources
  • NvRaidServerEnu.dll
  • NvRaidServerEs.dll - Recursos en español del servidor NVRAID de NVIDIA
  • NvRaidServerEsm.dll
  • NvRaidServerFi.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID -palvelimen suomenkieliset resurssit
  • NvRaidServerFr.dll - Ressources en langue française du serveur NVIDIA NVRAID
  • NvRaidServerIt.dll - Risorse in italiano del server NVIDIA NVRAID
  • NvRaidServerJa.dll
  • NvRaidServerNl.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID-server Engelse bronnen
  • NvRaidServerNo.dll - ressurser for NVIDIA NVRAID Server
  • NvRaidServerPtb.dll - Recursos em português do Servidor NVIDIA NVRAID
  • NvRaidServerRu.dll
  • NvRaidServerSv.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID-servers svenska resurser
  • NvRaidSvDa.dll
  • NvRaidSvDe.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID Service Ressourcen auf Deutsch
  • NvRaidSvEng.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID Service U.K. English Resources
  • NvRaidSvEnu.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID Service U.S. English Resources
  • NvRaidSvEs.dll - Servicio NVRAID de NVIDIA, recursos en español
  • NvRaidSvEsm.dll - Recursos en español del Servicio NVRAID de NVIDIA
  • NvRaidSvFi.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID -palvelun suomenkieliset resurssit
  • NvRaidSvFr.dll - Ressources françaises du service NVIDIA NVRAID
  • NvRaidSvIt.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID - Risorse italiane servizi
  • NvRaidSvJa.dll
  • NvRaidSvNl.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID-service Nederlandse bronnen
  • NvRaidSvNo.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID Service, norske ressurser
  • NvRaidSvPtb.dll - Recursos em português do Serviço NVIDIA NVRAID
  • NvRaidSvRu.dll
  • NvRaidSvSv.dll - NVIDIA NVRAID Service Svenska Resurser
  • NvRaidWizard.dll - NVIDIA RAID Wizard English language
  • NvRaidWizardDa.dll
  • NvRaidServerKo.dll
  • NvRaidServerZhc.dll
  • NvRaidServerZht.dll
  • NvRaidSvKo.dll
  • NvRaidSvZhc.dll
  • NvRaidSvZht.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • nvraidservice.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NVRaidService' which loads as C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Raid\nvraidservice.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0026550588%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00083499%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00182007%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:20,690
8,062,084 average
70 average

How do I remove NVIDIA MediaShield?

Quickly and completely remove NVIDIA MediaShield 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 MediaShield 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 MediaShield, 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 MediaShield.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.70%
Windows 8 21.53%
Windows Vista 8.30%
Windows XP 2.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.52%
Windows 7 Professional 13.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.78%
  Germany 20.49%
  France 5.49%
  Canada 3.47%
  Italy 3.47%
  United Kingdom 2.80%
  Spain 1.68%
  Romania 1.46%
  Australia 1.34%
  Austria 1.34%
  Netherlands 1.34%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Poland 1.23%
  DK 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 39.34%
Dell 25.25%
Hewlett-Packard 12.13%
ASUS 6.56%
Alienware 6.23%
American Megatrends 1.97%
Gateway 1.97%
Common models
Dell XPS 630i 7.66%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF78 7.66%
NVIDIA 122-CK-NF68 7.18%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF79 3.35%


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


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