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What’s GeForceNOWStreamer.exe (NVIDIA GeForce NOW)? Is it safe or a virus?

GeForce NOW Streamer is a software developed by NVIDIA Corporation that allows users to stream games through a cloud gaming service.

The GeForce NOW Streamer.exe process is responsible for managing the streaming sessions, encoding video and audio data, and transmitting the information to the user's device. It also handles input from the user, such as keyboard and mouse commands, and sends it to the cloud servers. This allows users to play graphics-intensive games on devices that may not have the necessary hardware, as the heavy lifting is done on powerful remote servers.

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Who makes GeForceNOWStreamer.exe (NVIDIA GeForce NOW)?

We’ve found NVIDIA Corporation should be the publisher of GeForceNOWStreamer.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 13, 2024

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