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NVIDIA GeForce Experience by NVIDIA Corporation (Signed)

Remove daemonu.exe


There are 11 versions of daemonu.exe in the wild, the latest version being It is started as a Windows Service called 'nvUpdatusService' with the name 'nvUpdatusService' and described as “NVIDIA Settings Update Manager service, used to check new updates from NVIDIA server.”. . The average file size is about 1.89 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to NVIDIA Corporation by VeriSign. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0033% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 10.74 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 16.29 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 1.39 KB per minute for reads and 11.43 KB per minute for writes.

What is daemonu.exe?

NVIDIA Settings Update Manager is part of the GeForce brand of graphics processing units (GPUs) designed by Nvidia which expands GPU functionality beyond the traditional rasterization of 3D graphics, to turn it into a high-performance computing device able to execute arbitrary programming code in the same way a CPU does.

About daemonu.exe (from NVIDIA Corporation)

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File name:daemonu.exe
Publisher:NVIDIA Corporation
Product name:NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Description:NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\nvidia corporation\nvidia update core\daemonu.exe
Issued to:NVIDIA Corporation
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Expiration date:Sunday, February 9, 2014
Windows Service
Service name:nvUpdatusService
Display name:nvUpdatusService
Description:“NVIDIA Settings Update Manager service, used to check new updates from NVIDIA server.”


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of daemonu.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • nvUpdatusService
  • 'nvUpdatusService' (NVIDIA Update Service Daemon)
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\daemonu.exe'

VersionsAll file variations of daemonu.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
f313ffea01c3dff4e7e763da29b0ff36 b07c237bc05c3eee6ed28cfc3c168847da5a725c 1.83 MB
c98f28448b8a2488b499657c396ef3a0 6f1dc812ec5da223a2daa7da293654f934716b28 1.83 MB
10def604b1929d9515969e1cae7d250a c79ac924ccf8ec4fa392d3209a9fa9cd098e0d21 1.83 MB
3f7fdf38d5f9e59b7adf1c9e90caeb1f a4b8c7e55b1ecc406953f79a8285a71fe1671ce7 2.06 MB
bc120f98dca622be48d16b4a5714ca71 29982162a61a0d5bc8c9d3336fc148bde7d66865 2.06 MB
005e474630a7aa05a617c574b702feed 5c3262e5922c3d176bb0efaef85d1bfa723f42ca 2.06 MB
056ef5c4af4bd002aeae417412c8eb71 f2b7018a11a883b0a3799eecf68f88b422414703 1.8 MB
a9afe5b0648c8d7a411a72d8222f7f6e b05d7bb431949c5b44daa466fd5b8f30c60886f6 1.74 MB
77c691f3877a4f0f21253c9ac8da4743 fd5194e7eff322448cdb18a4ceab0c4a53dbc665 1.74 MB
685514743dcd4a741cb7a0035ef01026 b2ae13cd49f8f4d3a253b0b226b9b2f9224be350 1.84 MB
cb2a68104e6e21eb30155f081768065a 2b6c01dc1a6e36b4dd86607bfd0d80da14287462 1.97 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.68%
Windows 8 Pro 13.19%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 9.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.79%
Windows 7 Professional 6.59%
Windows 8 4.40%
Windows 8 Enterprise 4.40%
Windows 8.1 3.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.30%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.20%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.20%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.10%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 26.14% of NVIDIA GeForce Experience.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 26.17%
Dell 18.69%
Lenovo 11.21%
Acer 10.28%
Hewlett-Packard 6.54%
Sony 5.61%
Toshiba 5.61%
Intel 3.74%
Alienware 2.80%
MSI 1.87%
American Megatrends 1.87%
Sahara 0.93%
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