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Re: The Windows 10 mega-thread!

Unread postby Tomaso » Thu, 11 May 2017, 04:58

badnick wrote:But why my TaskManager look so for NVidia?

That's because you haven't followed the instructions that I posted.
If you do, the only Nvidia process listed in that window should be the "NVIDIA Container".


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Re: Removing Telemetry in NVIDIA drivers

Unread postby dark_moon » Sat, 20 May 2017, 11:29

Today i found that: http://extreme.pcgameshardware.de/grafi ... ieren.html

Its german, so i post here the instructions in english:

First, because of security reasons you should uninstall/ or dont install Geforce Experience: http://blog.sec-consult.com/2017/04/app ... ation.html

Then remove telemetry tasks in windows (maybe i delete it already - my system doesnt found any of that) in a command prompt with adminrights:

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schtasks /change /TN NvTmMon_{B2FE1952-0186-46C3-BAEC-A80AA35AC5B8} /disable
schtasks /change /TN NvTmRep_{B2FE1952-0186-46C3-BAEC-A80AA35AC5B8} /disable
schtasks /change /TN NvTmRepOnLogon_{B2FE1952-0186-46C3-BAEC-A80AA35AC5B8} /disable


uninstall Geforce Telemetry in a command prompt with adminrights. Even with all the stuff posted here, the uninstall works for me:

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rundll32 "%PROGRAMFILES%\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\InstallerCore\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage NvTelemetryContainer


disable nvidia tracking in windows hosts file:

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# nVidia Telemetry
127.0.0.1 gfwsl.geforce.com
127.0.0.1 gfe.geforce.com
127.0.0.1 telemetry.nvidia.com
127.0.0.1 gfe.nvidia.com
127.0.0.1 telemetry.gfe.nvidia.com
127.0.0.1 events.gfe.nvidia.com
::1 gfwsl.geforce.com
::1 gfe.geforce.com
::1 telemetry.nvidia.com
::1 gfe.nvidia.com
::1 telemetry.gfe.nvidia.com
::1 events.gfe.nvidia.com


(opional and only available if you have Geforce Experience installed or use it)
:idea: warning: if you need Geforce Experience because of game optimization you need to remove that two domains from windows hosts file, or it doesnt work any longer.

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127.0.0.1 gfwsl.geforce.com
::1 gfwsl.geforce.com

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Re: Removing Telemetry in NVIDIA drivers

Unread postby Tomaso » Wed, 07 Jun 2017, 18:58

'Disable Nvidia Telemetry' is a utility that allows you to disable the telemetry services Nvidia bundles with their drivers:
https://github.com/NateShoffner/Disable ... /releases/

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Re: Removing Telemetry in NVIDIA drivers

Unread postby dark_moon » Thu, 08 Jun 2017, 19:24

Thanks! :thumbup:

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Re: Removing Telemetry in NVIDIA drivers

Unread postby d3v14n7 » Fri, 09 Jun 2017, 21:32

I always strip nVIDIA drivers since they became sneaky.
I do have a recent concern though...
They used to have a dodgy NVXDSYNC process that they attached to their Control Panel and punished a user by not allowing access to that if the former was disabled.
I think they only checked that it was present, so I used to get around this debilitation by leaving the process, yet blocking all its actions.
However, it now seems to have disappeared from recent drivers and I'm concerned they're using their Container process to hide something else within.
I don't know how such things operate, yet I know the nasty trends of the global IT mafia of late.

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Re: Removing Telemetry in NVIDIA drivers

Unread postby Tomaso » Mon, 01 Oct 2018, 13:47

NVSlimmer (NVIDIA driver slimming utility):
https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/nvidi ... ty.423072/
As described by the programmer uKER, having trimmed NVIDIA drivers for as long as he can remember, the man decided to make a utility to help make the modification and installation process more bearable.
Now, this idea has transformed into an easy to use utility usable for the general public.
With the tool, you can select the many modules that form the driver, and select what you need and/or want to be installed.
Once you hit apply, it deletes the modules the user didn't choose, and offers the option to install the driver.
The app is in early staged and will likely see some updates and improvements.
Hope you find it useful.
Any bug reports and/or suggestions are welcome, you can check out the dedicated forum thread where the author is active.


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