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Program info

Estimated safety rating


nvbackend.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if nvbackend.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against threats.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe

This program is usually stored on disk in C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is bc293f3c9621d40e1924a5715417f77c.

Is running as a service


This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Accesses the internet


This program uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs in 32-bit mode. It does not use the entire power of modern PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 NVIDIA Backend

The description written in the file is NVIDIA Backend.

File version

File version


 NVIDIA Corporation

Publisher NVIDIA Corporation.


 (C) 2016 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright notice (C) 2016 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


This executable does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is most likely a bad thing.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual functions of Windows have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


nvbackend.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most serious software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in nvbackend.exe is valid. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 NVIDIA Corporation

Digital certificate name: NVIDIA Corporation

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Starts with windows


This program starts at Windows startup. Yes

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.