Nvidia & Nvidia Capture Server Proxy
Nvidia is a name that everybody knows about, whether it is the common public or gamers. This company name is associated with quality graphics rendering software and hardware products. People who own the GeForce GTX graphic cards know that they use an application called GeForce experience. Recently, users have been reporting issues while using the GeForce experience application. They have come across a service offered by the startup called Nvidia Capture Server Proxy.
In today’s world, when harmful applications and malware come along with innocent files, users suspect this proxy services as a threat. So, what exactly means by the Nvidia Capture Service Proxy service? To clear airs, this file is not harmful in any way. This proxy service is pretty normal with others and not only the situation with your system, particularly. One can easily deal with it, which we will discuss over here.
In case you are employing Nvidia services and products from a longer time, then there’s no need to tell you how clingy the drive reliability and other things are. That’s the reason; Nvidia keeps track of its services by constantly monitoring several primary elements of their otherwise perfect hardware. Though it is normal for the company to run various services in the backdrop for the sake of their own products, users can still make some space for other things in the main memory.
The services like Nvidia Capture Server Proxy take up lots of space on CPU and feature quite large disk usage. In case, the system of yours is running slow, services like these can significantly elevate the boot-up moments. This could be really bad for gaming machines. If the service ‘Nvidia Capture Server Proxy‘ is eating up lots of disk usage or dynamic memory space, keep on reading. Here, we are going to discuss some methods that will help you to eliminate the Nvidia Capture Server Proxy service. Before you go further, you need to verify if the service is actually running or not. So, let’s begin without more ado.
In order to verify if the Nvidia Capture Service Proxy service is running or not, go through the instructions listed below.
- Initially, you need to search for the task manager through the menu ‘Run.’ For this, press keys ‘Windows + R‘ and then, put in ‘taskmgr.’ Or just press keys ‘Ctrl+Shift+Esc‘ or ‘Ctrl+Alt+Delete‘ and then, choose ‘Task Manager‘ from the listed options.
- Under the task manager’s process tabs, watch out for the Nvidia Capture Server Proxy process.
- Examine how much the Nvidia Proxy service consumes the system resource or other services related to it. It is not quite necessary for these services to run all the time during the graphic card usage. Thus, it is better to stop some of these processes to make up some space on RAM.
- In order to do so, launch the menu ‘Run‘ again and insert ‘services.msc‘ and tap OK.
- Watch out for the service ‘Nvidia Capture Service Proxy.’ You need to double-tap on it. A prompt will appear showing the status as ‘Running.’
- Press the button ‘Stop‘ and ensure the status as ‘Stopped.’
- Under the same tab, choose the box saying ‘Startup Type‘ and then, select the option ‘Disabled‘ from the given list.
- Lastly, tap on OK. so as to exit this window.
In this way, you can disable the Nvidia Capture Server Proxy rundll32.exe process. Also, stop the same from activating the moment your system starts to boot. This service is apparently associated with an additional feature known as ‘Shadow Play’. This comes with the latest update of the current GFE/driver package. If you are still experiencing Nvidia services taking up huge CPU usage, then deactivate the Nvidia Streamer Service also. If you do not know what it is, keep on reading further!
What do you mean by NVIDIA Streamer Service?
As its name suggests, NVIDIA Streamer Service is a kind of streaming service. By default, this service comes along with the updated version. This service is designed for streaming games and graphics from the system to NVIDIA devices. However, the only problem is that this service keeps on running even though you do not own any NVIDIA shield device.
Hence, the process runs in the backdrop or automatically during startup. So, users can disable this NVIDIA Streamer Network Service if they do not own any shield device from NVIDIA. To perform this task, read the instructions as follows:
Steps to disable the NVIDIA Streamer Service:
- Step 1: Firstly, launch the window ‘Run‘ and insert ‘services.msc.’ After that, tap on OK.
- Step 2: Under the window ‘Services,’ look for the NVIDIA Streamer Service. On finding that, you need to double-tap on this option to view the details.
- Step 3: Select the tab that says ‘Stop.’ By doing so, will stop the service from the existing boot session.
- Step 4: If you come across a prompt saying that NVIDIA Streamer Network Service would stop on disabling the service, agree to it and exit the window.
- Step 5: To stop this process from starting up again through start-ups, modify the startup kind to the disabled option from the regular one.
After doing so, choose the option ‘Apply‘ and select O.K. In this way, NVIDIA Streamer Service will stop running during the system start-ups. Now, carry out a new reboot and bring back your system to the normal.
How to disable NVIDIA Streamer Service and other processes
Windows systems powered by the latest NVIDIA graphic cards usually come across three NVIDIA processes. These processes include NVIDIA Streamer User-Agent, NVIDIA Streamer Network Service, and NVIDIA Streamer Service.
NVIDIA keeps on adding new processes and services to the drivers every now and then. On checking the process list on your system, you will come across more than ten diverse NVIDIA processes. As stated earlier, you can verify the same by pressing keys ‘Ctrl+Shift+Esc‘ to launch ‘Task Manager.’
Here, we have talked about three NVIDIA services out of ten, which run on the Windows system. So, how many processes users can disable actually depends on how they use their video cards. So, let’s know about some other NVIDIA processes here.
- 1. NVIDIA Capture Server – Nvspcaps64.exe is a GeForce Experience’s unit that drives the ShadowPlay functions. ShadowPlay assists you in recording the gaming options on your system.
- 2. NVIDIA Backend – NvBackend.exe is also a unit of NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
- 3. NVIDIA Network Service – NvNetworkService.exe comes along with the service of GeForce Experience. It stops the updating feature from functioning properly. This means that if you would not receive any update notification regarding game setting or new drivers. If users do not require this service to run the GeForce Experience, they can disable this service. Once you stop this Network Service, you will come across an error box whenever you run the GeForce Experience. You will find this option under Services, disable the option there, and modify the startup kind manually or disable it.
- 4. NVIDIA GeForce Experience Service – GfExperienceService.exe is the primary service of GeForce Experience.
- 5. NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component – Regarding Nvxdsync.exe, you would not find any information related to this process on the web. A few sources remark that this process is employed only for 3D purposes.
So, most of the processes are associated with the GeForce Experience. In case, users do not need any of them; they can uninstall GeForce Experience from their system and better not to install it again while running driver updates.
While you manage the startup items, you will even come across the NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy process. Users who do not capture any game content can disable the same. To disable the NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy service, follow some steps as listed below.
Steps to disable NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy on systems having Windows 7:
If you are using Windows 7, you need to go through the following instructions to disable the service ‘Nvidia Capture Server Proxy.’
- Step 1: Click on the key ‘Windows‘ along with ‘R‘ and put in ‘msconfig.exe.’ After that, press the ‘Enter‘ key.
- Step 2: Search for the NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy process. Once found, disable the same in the menu that appears on the screen next.
Steps to disable NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy on newer models than Windows 8:
Users who are employing newer Windows models than Windows 8 and Windows 8 can follow the steps listed below.
- Step 1: Press keys ‘Ctrl+Shift+Esc‘ together to launch ‘Task Manager.’
- Step 2: Choose the option ‘More Details‘ if users have not performed this function before.
- Step 3: Now, move to the Startup option.
- Step 4: Next, right-tap on your file name and choose the option ‘Disable‘ present in the menu ‘Context.’
In this way, you can disable the Nvidia Capture Server Proxy process in Windows PC. On the other hand, you can reset these processes and services associated with NVIDIA while installing driver updates. So, use the methods as mentioned above to disable NVIDIA Capture Server Proxy on your Windows PC hassle-free.