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Should I remove NVIDIA System Monitor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,578
United States Rank #4,158
Reach 0.1149%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.37 days
364.99 days >
Average installed length: 191.77 days


6.5 85.83%
1.00.0000 14.17%

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NVIDIA System Monitor

What is NVIDIA System Monitor?  (from NVIDIA)

NVIDIA┬« System Monitor is a new 3D application for seamless monitoring of PC component characteristics. Its unique and intuitive architecture is the ultimate foundation for delivering optimized system, thermal, and acoustic performance of your NVIDIA nForce┬« based PC and ESA certified components. Unrivaled system contr...  Read more


NVIDIA System Monitor is a program developed by NVIDIA. The most used version is 6.5, 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. 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 NVMonitor.exe. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 17.3 MB (18,136,360 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 51% of users of NVIDIA System Monitor come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA System Monitor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E9CFBE78-ED91-4FCF-9E6F-210E477E527D}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA System Monitor

Program executable:NVMonitor.exe
Name:NVIDIA System Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA System Monitor\NVMonitor.exe
Additional files:
  • NVMONDA.dll - NVIDIA System Monitor Library
  • NVMONDE.dll
  • NVMONENG.dll
  • NVMONENU.dll
  • NVMONES.dll
  • NVMONESM.dll
  • NVMONFI.dll
  • NVMONFR.dll
  • NVMONIT.dll
  • NVMONJA.dll
  • NVMONKO.dll
  • NVMONNL.dll
  • NVMONNO.dll
  • NVMONPTB.dll
  • NVMONRU.dll
  • NVMONSV.dll
  • NVMONZHC.dll
  • NVMONZHT.dll
  • NVMonitor.exe - NVIDIA System Monitor
  • nvmsg32.dll - NVIDIA Messaging Library
  • nvmsg64.dll
  • nvsulib.dll - NVIDIA nTune (NVIDIA nTune Library)
  • nvusbhid.dll - NVIDIA nTune USB HID Library
  • msvcr71.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NVMonitor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1399E772-EE42-4FFC-9687-31B4BF6AA6F8}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • NVMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NVIDIA System Monitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA System Monitor\NVMonitor.exe" startup.

How do I remove NVIDIA System Monitor?

You can uninstall NVIDIA System Monitor 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 System Monitor, 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 System Monitor.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.96%
Windows 10 23.79%
Windows Vista 6.00%
Windows XP 5.16%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.86%
Windows 7 Professional 11.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.23%
Windows 10 Pro 4.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.87%
  Germany 7.10%
  United Kingdom 4.53%
  France 4.46%
  Italy 2.72%
  Canada 2.54%
  Australia 1.81%
  Spain 1.63%
  Brazil 1.56%
  Japan 1.34%
  Netherlands 1.30%
  Poland 1.30%
  Russia 0.91%
  DK 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.90%
Acer 15.28%
ASUS 14.15%
Hewlett-Packard 13.12%
Alienware 5.25%
Intel 3.19%
Samsung 3.19%
Lenovo 2.44%
MSI 2.06%
American Megatrends 1.41%
Toshiba 1.22%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.25%
Dell XPS 630i 6.07%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 4.96%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 2.57%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.39%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF78 2.21%


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


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