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Should I remove NVIDIA Virtual Audio?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,314
United States Rank #4,114
Reach 0.1708%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.44 days
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Average installed length: 146.40 days


1.2.1 100.00%

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NVIDIA Virtual Audio 1.2.1

What is NVIDIA Virtual Audio?

The NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device is not needed nor used on Optimus notebooks, so there is no
effect on your notebook function. To remove the yellow bang, reboot your notebook.


The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 2.45 MB (2,567,039 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\VirtualAudio.Driver.{8146BABE-BF1B-460C-88C1-0AC696FFC6FF}
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{6EDEFFAA-76A6-4BE7-9BCA-02B6C97FD98A}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 2.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Virtual Audio 1.2.1

  • nvaudcap32v.dll - NVIDIA Virtual Audio Driver
  • nvaudcap64v.dll
  • nvgenco32.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Generic Coinstaller)
  • nvgenco64.dll
  • nvvad32v.sys
  • nvvad64v.sys

How do I remove NVIDIA Virtual Audio?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Virtual Audio 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 Virtual Audio 1.2.1, 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 Virtual Audio.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.30%
Windows 10 33.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.58%
Windows 7 Professional 12.28%
Windows 8 Pro 11.24%
Windows 8 6.93%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.56%
  Germany 7.72%
  United Kingdom 4.34%
  Brazil 3.62%
  Canada 3.20%
  France 3.02%
  Japan 2.96%
  Italy 2.01%
  Australia 1.89%
  Taiwan 1.74%
  Poland 1.50%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Belgium 1.35%
  Sweden 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 24.14%
Dell 16.11%
Acer 13.70%
Hewlett-Packard 11.40%
Lenovo 6.68%
Samsung 5.50%
Intel 2.81%
Alienware 2.81%
MSI 2.13%
Medion 1.80%
Toshiba 0.73%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.27%
ASUSTeK K53SV 3.04%
ASUS All Series 2.69%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.46%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 2.46%


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


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