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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,398
United States Rank #8,446
Reach 0.0341%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.63 days
903.51 days >
Average installed length: 474.73 days


275.33 100.00%

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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 275.33

What is NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

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 81 files and is usually about 34.29 MB (35,952,311 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.1
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.3\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 34.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 275.33

  • nvsvc64.dll - NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 275.33
  • nvsvcr.dll
  • nvcpl.dll - NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component (NVIDIA Display Properties Extension)
  • nvui.dll
  • nvhotkey.dll - NVIDIA Hotkey Service, Version 275.33
  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • NVMUPEventMsg.dll - NVMUPEventMsg Dynamic Link Library
  • nvd3dum.dll - NVIDIA Windows WDDM D3D driver (NVIDIA WDDM D3D Driver, Version 275.33)
  • Nvcuvid.dll - NVIDIA CUDA Video Decode API (NVIDIA CUDA Video Decode API, Version 275.33)
  • nvoglv32.dll - NVIDIA Compatible OpenGL ICD
  • nvmctray.dll - NVIDIA Media Center Library
  • nvoptimusmft.dll - NVIDIA Optimus Playback MFT (NVIDIA Optimus Playback MFT, Version 275.33)
  • NvStereoUtilityOGL.exe - NVIDIA OpenGL Stereo Sample (OpenGL Stereo Sample)
  • DisplayCplExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Control Panel Install Helper)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - Graphics Driver Install Helper
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispco64.dll
  • nvgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvgenco64.dll
  • NVI2.dll - NVIDIA Install Core
  • NVI2UI.dll - NVIDIA Install UI
  • NViewExt.dll - NView Install Helper
  • NVPrxy32.dll - NVIDIA Install Proxy
  • NVPrxy64.dll
  • nvsvs.dll - NVIDIA StereoVision Server
  • nvsvsr.dll
  • nvcuvenc.dll - NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder (NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder, Version 275.33)
  • nvgames.dll - NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
  • nvgamesr.dll - NVIDIA US English language resource library
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • ComUpdatusPS.dll - ComUpdatus Proxy/Stub
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • easyUpdatusAPIU.dll - Easy daemon API
  • easyUpdatusAPIU64.dll
  • nvcuda.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.0.1 driver (NVIDIA CUDA Driver, Version 275.33)
  • nvdecodemft.dll - NVIDIA Video Decoder MFT (NVIDIA Video Decoder MFT, Version 275.33)
  • nvlhr.exe - UPDT Application Launcher
  • nvupdt.dll - NVIDIA Update Components,
  • Nv3DAppShExt.dll - NVIDIA Shell Extensions
  • Nv3DAppShExtR.dll
  • nvd3d9wrap.dll - NVIDIA D3D shim drivers (NVIDIA d3d9wrap dll, Version 275.33)
  • nvdxgiwrap.dll - NVIDIA dxgiwrap dll, Version 275.33
  • nvinit.dll - NVIDIA shim initialization dll, Version 275.33
  • nvshext.dll
  • nvumdshim.dll - NVIDIA D3D Shim Driver, Version 275.33
  • nvapi.dll - NVIDIA Windows drivers (NVIDIA NVAPI Library, Version 275.33)
  • nvdisps.dll - NVIDIA Display Server
  • nvdispsr.dll
  • nvcplui.exe - NVIDIA Control Panel (NVIDIA Control Panel Application, 3.7.730.01)
  • nvcpluir.dll - NVIDIA Control Panel Resource Library, 3.7.730.01
  • nvmobls.dll - NVIDIA Mobile Server
  • nvmoblsr.dll
  • nvwgf2um.dll - NVIDIA D3D10 drivers (NVIDIA D3D10 Driver, Version 275.33)
  • nvmccss.dll - NVIDIA MCCS Server
  • nvmccssr.dll
  • NVMUP.exe - NVMUP Application
  • nvcompiler.dll - NVIDIA Compiler (NVIDIA Compiler, Version 275.33)
  • nvuir.dll
  • nvSmartMaxapp.exe - NVIDIA Smart Maximise Helper Host version 100.01 (NVIDIA Smart Maximise Helper Host)
  • nviewsetup.exe - nViewSetup (NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager Setup Wizard)
  • nvsetup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • daemonu.exe runs as a service named 'NVIDIA Update Service Daemon' (nvUpdatusService) "NVIDIA Settings Update Manager service, used to check new updates from NVIDIA server.".
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:4.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000307269%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002199%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000874%
0.015104% average

How do I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Graphics Driver 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 Graphics Driver 275.33, 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 Graphics Driver.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.11%
Windows XP 16.91%
Windows Vista 7.57%
Windows 10 2.67%
Windows Server 2003 0.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.81%
Windows 7 Professional 16.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.29%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.47%
  Iran 7.80%
  United Kingdom 5.50%
  Canada 4.01%
  Australia 3.21%
  Germany 2.06%
  India 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  Thailand 1.49%
  Indonesia 1.38%
  Israel 1.26%
  Philippines 1.15%
  MK 1.03%
  South Africa 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.91%
Hewlett-Packard 18.39%
Acer 9.19%
Medion 7.85%
Intel 5.83%
American Megatrends 2.91%
ASUS 2.24%
Gateway 0.90%
Toshiba 0.45%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 11.28%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 7.78%
Dell Latitude E6400 4.67%
Dell Latitude E6500 3.50%
Dell Precision M4400 3.50%
Gigabyte P41T-D3P 2.72%


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


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