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Should I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,290
United States Rank #8,700
Reach 0.0304%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.06 days
119.70 days >
Average installed length: 62.89 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
307.68 100.00%

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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 307.68

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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.

Overview

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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 65 files and is usually about 217.29 MB (227,847,050 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.0
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 217.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 307.68

  • nView.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager 136.53
  • Keystone.exe - NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 136.53
  • nvwdmcpl.dll
  • nvwimg.dll - NVIDIA nView Image Library, Version 136.53
  • nvNT4Cpl.dll - NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 136.53
  • nvShell.dll
  • NVWRSAR.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager
  • NVWRSCS.dll
  • NVWRSDA.dll
  • NVWRSDE.dll
  • NVWRSEL.dll
  • NVWRSENG.dll
  • NVWRSPT.dll
  • NVWRSPTB.dll
  • nvAppBar.exe - NVIDIA nView Toolbar, Version 136.53
  • nvTaskbar.exe
  • 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
  • nvdispgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvgenco32.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
  • NVPrxy32.dll - NVIDIA Install Proxy
  • NVPrxy64.dll
  • NVWMIExt.dll - NVWMI Install Helper
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • EasyDaemonAPIU32.dll - Easy daemon API
  • EasyDaemonAPIU64.dll
  • nvupdt32.dll - NVIDIA Update Components, 1.10.8.0
  • nvupdt64.dll
  • nvupdtr32.dll - NVIDIA US English language resource library
  • nvupdtr64.dll
  • 3DVision_306.97.exe - NVIDIA 3D Vision driver
  • NvCplSetupEng.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • NvCplSetupInt.exe
  • nvWmi.exe - NVIDIA WMI Provider (NVIDIA WMI Provider Core)
  • nvWmiShim.dll - NVWMI API Shim DLL (API Shim DLL for NVIDIA WMI Provider)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • nvShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name '00nView' with a class of {1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}.
Service
  • 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

daemonu.exe
Memory:4.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006994246%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00058297%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011645%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:49,404
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:84 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

Quickly and completely remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver 307.68 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA Graphics Driver 307.68, 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 Graphics Driver.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 95%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 95.76%
Windows 7 4.07%
Windows XP 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 57.31%
Windows 8.1 15.48%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 7.31%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.93%
Windows 10 Pro 3.40%
Windows 7 Professional 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.01%
  United Kingdom 6.43%
  Canada 4.48%
  Romania 2.24%
  Australia 1.79%
  Egypt 1.64%
  India 1.35%
  Italy 1.20%
  Netherlands 0.75%
  Philippines 0.75%
  Iran 0.60%
  RS 0.60%
  Spain 0.45%
  Greece 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.63%
Dell 26.95%
GIGABYTE 10.24%
Acer 5.66%
Gateway 5.39%
American Megatrends 2.96%
Intel 1.08%
Sahara 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 3.53%
Dell Latitude E6430 3.18%
Dell Dimension E521 2.83%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.83%
Dell Precision M4700 2.47%
Dell Latitude D820 2.47%

About NVIDIA

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

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