What is NvBackend.exe?

NvBackend.exe is part of NVIDIA GeForce Experience and developed by NVIDIA Corporation according to the NvBackend.exe version information.

NvBackend.exe's description is "NVIDIA GeForce Experience Backend"

NvBackend.exe is digitally signed by NVIDIA Corporation.

NvBackend.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about NvBackend.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on NvBackend.exe:

Product nameNVIDIA GeForce Experience
Company nameNVIDIA Corporation
File descriptionNVIDIA GeForce Experience Backend
Internal nameNVIDIA GeForce Experience Backend
Original filenamebackend.exe
Legal copyright(C) 2013 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version10.11.15.0
File version10.11.15.0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameNVIDIA GeForce Experience
Company nameNVIDIA Corporation
File descriptionNVIDIA GeForce Experience Backend
Internal nameNVIDIA GeForce Experience Backend
Original filenamebackend.exe
Legal copyright(C) 2013 NVIDIA Corporation. All rig..
Product version10.11.15.0
File version10.11.15.0

Digital signatures [?]

NvBackend.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameNVIDIA Corporation
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number43bb437d609866286dd839e1d00309f5

VirusTotal report

None of the 47 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the NvBackend.exe file.

None of the 47 anti-virus programs detected the NvBackend.exe file.

Folder name variants

NvBackend.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to nvbackend.exe:

nvbackend.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

nvbackend.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

NVIDIA GeForce Experience Backend has stopped working.

End Program - nvbackend.exe. This program is not responding.

nvbackend.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

nvbackend.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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User vote results: There were 1405 votes to remove and 433 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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ROGER C writes

2 thumbs

nvbackend-application error
0xc000001d location ox6a36055f.


# 25 Apr 2014, 10:54

Roger Karlsson writes

-1 thumb

Ouch! Did you find a solution to the problem?

# 24 May 2014, 11:58

Harry C writes

Show comment -5 thumbs

DRP writes

2 thumbs

I can`t delete it ,it comes back like malware does, i rebooted in safe mode , deleted every nvidia folder and file i could find ( i installed a ATI card don`t need nvidia )and when i rebooted in normal both folders were back in my user/local file again and running in the back ground shown in task mgr.

# 22 Feb 2015, 18:59

kyle writes

9 thumbs

Hello, I can guaranty that the nvidia backend is not needed in fact if many of you have issues with it stopped working etc.. Just simply uninstall the nvivida geforce experience and I promise it won't effect anything on your pc. It is not malware it is simply nvidia's stupid software they have everyone download with their graphics cards. Amd does the same thing and has their own version of it.. except amd's actually works and nividia's well its 2015 and it still is bugged...

# 16 Mar 2015, 17:01

teddy326 writes

0 thumbs

New Screen on Win8.1, Needed video card driver. Installed NVIDIA and it worked.
Startup Manager now had:
Requiring 0.1S each to startup.
I have disabled all 3 as the driver still works the screen without them starting up.

# 16 May 2015, 0:02

Roger Karlsson writes

-1 thumb

Thanks for sharing!

# 4 Jul 2015, 6:37

Osama Ali writes

-1 thumb

Please my device work under embedded windows no mouse no key board i need how to solve this problem
Thankyou with my regard

# 3 Dec 2015, 12:51

Rod Halver writes

-2 thumbs

When updating or reinstalling nVidia driver I always check the Clean Install box and remove the tick from any of the choices I am offered in custom install. This removes all the old nVidia files and installs only the ones you have checked off. I normally only choose Physics and the new graphics driver and leave the other two blank.

# 17 Apr 2016, 21:47

tibor writes

1 thumb

It's for the GeForce Experience program for your graphics card. GeForce Experience automatically installs the latest driver for your graphics card and automatically optimizes graphics settings so you get the best performance in games.

# 20 Feb 2017, 11:15

Roger Karlsson writes

1 thumb

@Rod @Tibor: Thank you!

# 22 May 2017, 4:57

Robby writes

1 thumb

What happening when i stop this file?

# 28 Jan 2018, 4:18

Roger Karlsson writes

-1 thumb

@Robby: Sorry, I don't know. If you like, you can try to stop NvBackend.exe in the Windows Task Manager and see what happens.

# 22 Mar 2018, 6:31

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