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Should I remove NVDA?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,926
United States Rank #10,953
Reach 0.0366%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.17 days
182.02 days >
Average installed length: 95.64 days


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master-10408,05d491e 0.19%
master-10186,c466934 0.19%
2015.3rc1 0.19%
2015.2rc2 0.39%
2015.2 3.70%
2015.1 6.63%
2014.4 5.65%
2014.3rc1 0.19%
2014.3 4.29%
2014.2 7.99%
2014.1 30.99%
2013.3 7.41%
2013.2 9.36%
2013.1.1 7.41%
2013.1 1.17%
2012.3.1 8.38%
2012.3 1.75%
2012.2.1 1.95%

Other programs by NV Access Limited



NVDA is a program developed by NV Access Limited. The most used version is 2014.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 20.1 MB (21,072,005 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 43% of users of NVDA come from the United States, it is also popular in Argentina and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvda-project.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nvda
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NVDA\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 20.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVDA

  • nvda.exe - NVDA (NVDA application)
  • nvda_eoaProxy.exe - NVDA Ease of Access proxy
  • nvda_noUIAccess.exe
  • nvda_service.exe - NVDA service
  • nvda_slave.exe
  • wxbase28uh_net_vc.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28uh_vc.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28uh_adv_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28uh_core_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28uh_html_vc.dll
  • pythoncom27.dll - PyWin32
  • pywintypes27.dll
  • python27.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • brlapi-0.5.dll
  • liblouis.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • nvda_slave.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A557952A-16E8-42D1-B1EA-B201234095C5}' (runs on registration).
  • nvda.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA9B6C37-26D2-4401-974A-DF8139B91060}' (runs on registration).
  • nvda_service.exe runs as a service named 'nvda' (nvda) "Allows NVDA to run on the Windows Logon screen, UAC screen and other secure screens.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • nvda.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'nvda' and executes as C:\Program Files\NVDA\nvda.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001121826%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003713%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007506%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,168
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.41 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove NVDA?

Quickly and completely remove NVDA from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall NVDA 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 NVDA, 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 NVDA.

Win 8 51%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.58%
Windows 7 44.36%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Windows XP 1.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 27.68%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.64%
Windows 7 Professional 10.33%
Windows 8.1 9.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.51%
  Argentina 12.73%
  Germany 6.74%
  Canada 5.62%
  India 5.24%
  United Kingdom 3.56%
  France 3.00%
  Brazil 2.06%
  Spain 1.50%
  Italy 1.12%
  Israel 0.94%
  Australia 0.94%
  Belgium 0.75%
  Croatia 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 25.10%
Acer 17.00%
ASUS 11.34%
Toshiba 6.88%
Lenovo 4.45%
Intel 3.24%
Medion 1.21%
Samsung 1.21%
Apple 0.81%
Common models
Intel Corporation Intel p... 31.48%
NOBLEX NT1015E 10.37%
EXO EXOMATE S440 3.70%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.59%
HP 246 Notebook PC 2.22%
LENOVO 20205 1.85%


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