What is GPU-Z?

GPU-Z.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if GPU-Z.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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GPU-Z.sys file information

The process known as Low-Level Driver or GPU-Z belongs to software TechPowerUp by TechPowerUp.

Description: GPU-Z.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. GPU-Z.sys is located in the Windows folder for temporary files or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 27,008 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The service has no detailed description. The GPU-Z.sys file is not a Windows core file. GPU-Z.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with GPU-Z.sys, you may want to do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GPU-Z.sys. Therefore, you should check the GPU-Z.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving GPU-Z issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GPU-Z. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the GPU-Z.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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