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RegQueryValueExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegSetValueExW, RegDeleteValueW, RegDeleteKeyW, RegEnumKeyW, RegQueryValueW, RegCloseKey, RegEnumKeyExW, RegEnumValueW, RegOpenKeyW, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceEnableFlags, RegisterTraceGuidsW, UnregisterTraceGuids, GetTraceLoggerHandle
ImageList_GetIconSize, InitCommonControlsEx
DeleteObject, SelectClipRgn, CreateRectRgn, GetObjectW, GetViewportExtEx, GetWindowExtEx, BitBlt, GetPixel, PtVisible, RectVisible, TextOutW, ExtTextOutW, Escape, SelectObject, SetViewportOrgEx, OffsetViewportOrgEx, SetViewportExtEx, ScaleViewportExtEx, SetWindowOrgEx, OffsetWindowOrgEx, SetWindowExtEx, ScaleWindowExtEx, ExtSelectClipRgn, DeleteDC, CreatePatternBrush, CreateCompatibleDC, GetStockObject, SelectPalette, GetObjectType, GetDeviceCaps, CreatePen, CreateSolidBrush, CreateHatchBrush, CopyMetaFileW, CreateDCW, CreateDIBitmap, CreateFontIndirectW, CreateCompatibleBitmap, CreateRectRgnIndirect, GetTextMetricsW, EnumFontFamiliesW, GetTextCharsetInfo, GetTextExtentPoint32W, CombineRgn, PatBlt, DPtoLP, CreateDIBSection, CreateRoundRectRgn, CreatePolygonRgn, GetBkColor, GetTextColor, CreateEllipticRgn, Polyline, Ellipse, Polygon, OffsetRgn, GetRgnBox, SetDIBColorTable, RealizePalette, StretchBlt, SetPixel, Rectangle, CreatePalette, GetPaletteEntries, GetNearestPaletteIndex, GetSystemPaletteEntries, LPtoDP, GetWindowOrgEx, GetViewportOrgEx, PtInRegion, FillRgn, FrameRgn, GetBoundsRect, ExtFloodFill, SetPaletteEntries, EnumFontFamiliesExW, GetTextFaceW, SetPixelV, SetLayout, GetLayout, SetTextAlign, MoveToEx, LineTo, IntersectClipRect, ExcludeClipRect, GetClipBox, SetMapMode, SetTextColor, SetROP2, SetPolyFillMode, SetBkMode, SetBkColor, RestoreDC, SaveDC, SetRectRgn, CreateBitmap
GdipDrawImageI, GdipGetImageGraphicsContext, GdipBitmapUnlockBits, GdipBitmapLockBits, GdipCreateBitmapFromScan0, GdipCreateBitmapFromStream, GdipGetImagePalette, GdipGetImagePaletteSize, GdipGetImagePixelFormat, GdipGetImageHeight, GdipGetImageWidth, GdipCloneImage, GdipDrawImageRectI, GdipSetInterpolationMode, GdipCreateFromHDC, GdiplusShutdown, GdiplusStartup, GdipCreateBitmapFromHBITMAP, GdipDisposeImage, GdipDeleteGraphics, GdipAlloc, GdipFree
ImmGetOpenStatus, ImmGetContext, ImmReleaseContext
DllMain, TerminateProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, IsDebuggerPresent, HeapAlloc, RtlUnwind, Sleep, ExitProcess, RaiseException, HeapSize, HeapReAlloc, GetStdHandle, GetModuleFileNameA, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, GetEnvironmentStringsW, GetCommandLineW, SetHandleCount, GetFileType, GetStartupInfoA, HeapCreate, VirtualFree, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetTickCount, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, HeapFree, VirtualAlloc, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, GetCPInfo, GetACP, GetOEMCP, IsValidCodePage, GetUserDefaultLCID, GetLocaleInfoA, EnumSystemLocalesA, IsValidLocale, GetStringTypeA, GetStringTypeW, GetConsoleCP, GetConsoleMode, LCMapStringA, LCMapStringW, SetStdHandle, WriteConsoleA, GetConsoleOutputCP, WriteConsoleW, CreateFileA, InterlockedCompareExchange, GetStartupInfoW, lstrlenA, GetCurrentProcess, FlushFileBuffers, SetFilePointer, WriteFile, GlobalFindAtomW, LoadLibraryA, GetVersionExA, InterlockedIncrement, FormatMessageW, GlobalFlags, GetModuleHandleA, WritePrivateProfileStringW, SetErrorMode, lstrlenW, TlsFree, GlobalFree, DeleteCriticalSection, LocalReAlloc, TlsSetValue, TlsAlloc, InitializeCriticalSection, GlobalHandle, GlobalUnlock, GlobalReAlloc, EnterCriticalSection, TlsGetValue, LeaveCriticalSection, LocalFree, LocalAlloc, InterlockedDecrement, GetCurrentProcessId, GetLastError, SetLastError, GlobalAddAtomW, CloseHandle, GlobalDeleteAtom, GetCurrentThread, GetCurrentThreadId, ConvertDefaultLocale, EnumResourceLanguagesW, GetModuleFileNameW, lstrcmpA, GetLocaleInfoW, LoadLibraryW, WideCharToMultiByte, CompareStringA, MultiByteToWideChar, FindResourceW, LoadResource, LockResource, SizeofResource, InterlockedExchange, GlobalLock, lstrcmpW, GlobalAlloc, FreeLibrary, GetModuleHandleW, GetProcAddress, FormatMessageA
TransparentBlt, AlphaBlend
DoDragDrop, CreateStreamOnHGlobal, IsAccelerator, OleTranslateAccelerator, OleDestroyMenuDescriptor, OleCreateMenuDescriptor, CoInitializeEx, OleGetClipboard, RegisterDragDrop, CoLockObjectExternal, RevokeDragDrop, OleLockRunning, CoInitialize, CoCreateInstance, CoUninitialize, OleDuplicateData, CoTaskMemAlloc, ReleaseStgMedium, CoTaskMemFree, CoCreateGuid
AccessibleObjectFromWindow, CreateStdAccessibleObject, LresultFromObject
SHGetSpecialFolderLocation, SHGetFileInfoW, ShellExecuteW, DragFinish, DragQueryFileW, SHBrowseForFolderW, SHGetPathFromIDListW, SHGetDesktopFolder, SHAppBarMessage
PathRemoveFileSpecW, PathIsUNCW, PathStripToRootW, PathFindFileNameW, PathFindExtensionW
DllMain, GetForegroundWindow, GetDlgItem, GetTopWindow, DestroyWindow, GetMessageTime, GetMessagePos, SetMenu, SetForegroundWindow, GetClientRect, CreateWindowExW, GetClassInfoExW, GetClassInfoW, RegisterClassW, AdjustWindowRectEx, CopyRect, DefWindowProcW, CallWindowProcW, GetMenu, SetWindowLongW, SetWindowPos, SystemParametersInfoA, IsIconic, GetWindowPlacement, GetSystemMetrics, GetMenuItemID, GetSubMenu, GetWindow, GetDlgCtrlID, GetWindowRect, GetClassNameW, PtInRect, GetWindowTextW, SetWindowTextW, GetSysColor, ReleaseDC, GetDC, ClientToScreen, GrayStringW, DrawTextExW, DrawTextW, TabbedTextOutW, GetMenuItemCount, UnregisterClassW, UnhookWindowsHookEx, GetWindowThreadProcessId, GetWindowLongW, GetLastActivePopup, IsWindowEnabled, EnableWindow, MessageBoxW, SetCursor, SetWindowsHookExW, CallNextHookEx, GetMessageW, TranslateMessage, DispatchMessageW, GetActiveWindow, IsWindowVisible, PostQuitMessage, GetKeyState, PeekMessageW, GetCursorPos, ValidateRect, SetMenuItemBitmaps, GetMenuCheckMarkDimensions, LoadBitmapW, GetFocus, GetParent, SendMessageW, ModifyMenuW, GetMenuState, EnableMenuItem, CheckMenuItem, PostMessageW, DestroyMenu, LoadCursorW, GetSysColorBrush, ShowWindow, RegisterWindowMessageW, LoadIconW, WinHelpW, GetCapture, GetClassLongW, SetPropW, GetPropW, RemovePropW, IsWindow, MapWindowPoints
DocumentPropertiesW, ClosePrinter, OpenPrinterW


NVIDIA Settings by NVIDIA Corporation (Signed)

Remove nvtray.exe
MD5:   04db1e60fbfb9a77af16238a209c2cdd
SHA1:   073a8273f7c1f8cb947b5274744f70914fd678c7
SHA256:   dfa9d3ac1a499a408cb7b3132fa9d9526f02e197377322d59caf9cebd16270d5

What is nvtray.exe?

nvtray.exe NVIDIA Settings is the program that runs in the notification area system tray.


nvtray.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges typically within the context of its parent nvxdsync.exe (NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component by NVIDIA Corporation). This is typically installed with the program NVIDIA Graphics Driver 275.33 published by NVIDIA Corporation. The assembly utilizes the .NET run-time framework (which is required to be installed on the PC). The file is digitally signed by NVIDIA Corporation which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).


File name:nvtray.exe
Publisher:NVIDIA Corporation
Product name:NVIDIA Settings
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\nvidia corporation\display\nvtray.exe
File version:
Size:365.1 KB (373,864 bytes)
Issued to:NVIDIA Corporation
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Thursday, September 1, 2011
Expiration date:Monday, September 1, 2014
Digital DNA
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
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NVIDIA Corporation
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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...

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.00120082%
Kernel CPU:0.00098463%
User CPU:0.00021619%
Kernel CPU time:920 ms/min
Private memory:14.52 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):19.44 MB
Private (minimum):7.67 MB
Non-paged memory:14.52 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:81.62 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):84.62 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:19.43 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):19.45 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:12
GUI GDI peak:13
GUI USER count:4
GUI USER peak:6

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Command line:"C:/Program Files/nvidia corporation/display/nvtray.exe" -user_has_logged_in 1
Parent process:nvxdsync.exe (NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component by NVIDIA Corporation)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 8 Pro 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 6.00%
Windows 8.1 4.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 4.50%
Windows 8 4.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise 2.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 0.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro N 0.50%
21 other Windows OS version

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 35.35% of NVIDIA Settings.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 22.71%
Acer 17.03%
Dell 14.85%
Hewlett-Packard 11.79%
Lenovo 11.35%
Alienware 3.49%
Intel 3.49%
Sony 3.49%
MSI 2.62%
American Megatrends 2.18%
Toshiba 0.87%
Samsung 0.87%
Sahara 0.44%
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