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NVIDIA nTune (nTuneCmd.exe)

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Now part of NVIDIA System Tools under the "Peformance" tag. NVIDIA nTune is utilty for monitoring and modifying the settings (such as temperatures, voltages, clocks and fan speeds) of NVIDIA based motherboards and graphics cards from within Windows. Until version 6.01 (when System Tools was released) graphics settings weren't retained in a profile but now they are. From version 6.05, nTuneCmd is no longer loaded via the registry "Run" keys but instead runs via the Performance Service (nTuneService.exe)

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIDIA nTune] C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe resetprofile
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIDIA nTune] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" boot "C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\Profiles\<filename>.nsu"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVIDIA nTune] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" clear
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVIDIA nTune] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" boot "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\Profiles\<filename>.nsu"

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