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Rocketfish USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Driver

What is Rocketfish USB PCI Express Card Driver?

The Rocketfish USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Driver is the software driver for the Rocketfish USB PCI Express Card. 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 Rocketfish support website.

About  (from Rocketfish)

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 functionality: Delivers data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps per port. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1: For additional connection options. IntelĀ® xHCI and PCI Express 2.0 x1 compliant: Provides smooth operation.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named nusb3mon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 946.58 KB (969,293 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Rocketfish.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Rocketfish\USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Driver\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5442DAB8-7177-49E1-8B22-09A049EA5996}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 946.58 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Rocketfish USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Driver

Program executable:nusb3mon.exe
Name:USB 3.0 Monitor
Signed by:Renesas Electronics Corporation
Path:C:\Program Files\Rocketfish\USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
Additional files:
  • nusb3ver.dll (by Renesas Electronics) - USB 3.0 Driver (Product Version Information)
  • nusb3mon.dll (by Renesas Electronics) - USB 3.0 Monitor
  • nusb3utl.exe - USB 3.0 Device Driver (USB 3.0 Host Controller Utility Program)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • nusb3utl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D786C9C8-2E0C-4572-8768-A177FA64D38D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • nusb3mon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • nusb3mon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NUSB3MON' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • nusb3mon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004509641%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00027874%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00017222%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:75,840
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:157 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Rocketfish USB PCI Express Card Driver?

You can uninstall Rocketfish USB PCI Express Card 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 Rocketfish USB 3.0 PCI Express Card Driver, 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 Rocketfish USB PCI Express Card Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.38%
Windows 10 16.15%
Windows Vista 4.62%
Windows XP 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.77%
Windows 7 Professional 18.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.15%
Windows 10 Home 6.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.27%
  Canada 2.27%
  Mexico 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.78%
Dell 33.33%
Acer 8.05%
Lenovo 4.60%
Intel 3.45%
ASUS 2.30%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1020 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.86%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 545 2.86%
ASUSTeK CM1730/CM1830 1.90%


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