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Should I remove NVIDIA GeForce Experience?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,357
United States Rank #2,400
Reach 0.5062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.53 days
340.14 days >
Average installed length: 178.72 days


1.8.1 100.00%

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NVIDIA GeForce Experience 1.8.1

What is NVIDIA GeForce Experience?  (from NVIDIA)

The GeForce Experience application automatically notifies you of new driver releases from NVIDIA. With a single click, you'll be able to update the driver directly, without leaving your desktop. GeForce Experience connects you to NVIDIA's cloud datacenter to download optimal game settings tailored to your PC, CPU, GPU ...  Read more


NVIDIA GeForce Experience 1.8.1 is a program developed by NVIDIA. 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 main program executable is 7z.exe. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 14.21 MB (14,900,399 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 30% of users of NVIDIA GeForce Experience come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{CCC57189-F72D-4CFA-A3DC-81A0DFD0A921}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 14.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA GeForce Experience 1.8.1

Program executable:7z.exe
7-Zip Standalone Console
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA GeForce Experience\7z.exe
Additional files:
  • LaunchGFExperience.exe - NVIDIA GeForce Experience Launcher Application
  • EasyDaemonAPIU.dll - NVIDIA GeForce Experience (Easy daemon API)
  • ExtensionLoader.dll - Installer Extension Loader
  • NVIDIA GeForce Experience.exe
  • Yeast.Core.dll - NVIDIA Yeast Framework (Yeast.Core)
  • InstallerExtension.dll - Installer Extension (Extension for NVIDIA Installer UI)
  • NVIDIA Notification.exe - NVIDIA Notification
  • NVIDIA Share.exe - NVIDIA Share
  • flame.Accounts.dll - FlameFX (Flame.Accounts)
  • flame.core.dll - Flame.Core
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • NVIDIA.GFExperience.Resources.Localization.dll - NVIDIA.GFExperience.Resources.Localization
  • NVIDIA.Settings.Properties.dll - NVIDIA.Settings.Properties
  • GalaSoft.MvvmLight.Extras.WPF4.dll (by GalaSoft Laurent Bugnion @ http://www.galasoft.ch) - GalaSoft.MvvmLight.Extras
  • GFExperience.WebService.dll - GFExperience.WebService
  • GFExperienceControls.dll - GFExperienceControls
  • InstallerUIExtension.dll - InstallerUIExtension
  • NVIDIA.UpdateService.dll - NVIDIA.UpdateService
  • GalaSoft.MvvmLight.WPF4.dll (by GalaSoft Laurent Bugnion @ http://www.galasoft.ch) - GalaSoft.MvvmLight
  • GFExperience.exe - GeForce Experience
  • GFExperienceCore.dll - GFExperienceCore
  • InstallerService.dll - InstallerService
  • NVIDIA.Settings.dll - NVIDIA.Settings
  • GridService.dll - GridService
  • ReactiveUI.dll - ReactiveUI
  • ShadowPlay.dll - ShadowPlay
  • NVIDIA.Win32Api.dll - Win32Api
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GFExperience.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F9DC4EA-270A-4941-9941-4832ADCFAD18}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • GFExperience.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NvGFExperience' which loads as C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA GeForce Experience\GFExperience.exe -shellexecute.

How do I remove NVIDIA GeForce Experience?

You can uninstall NVIDIA GeForce Experience 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA GeForce Experience 1.8.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 GeForce Experience.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.37%
Windows 10 31.09%
Windows Vista 2.07%
Windows XP 1.43%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.81%
Windows 7 Professional 11.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.35%
Windows 8.1 8.81%
Windows 8 Pro 2.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.22%
  France 9.58%
  Germany 6.73%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  Italy 4.33%
  Canada 3.38%
  Brazil 3.22%
  Netherlands 3.04%
  Australia 2.41%
  Finland 2.28%
  Belgium 1.94%
  Sweden 1.70%
  Czech Republic 1.53%
  Poland 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 24.73%
Dell 15.22%
Acer 15.20%
Hewlett-Packard 11.79%
Lenovo 5.56%
Samsung 4.82%
Intel 2.56%
MSI 2.41%
Alienware 2.37%
Medion 1.98%
Toshiba 1.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.96%
ASUSTeK K55VD 3.37%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.29%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.16%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.42%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.42%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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