What is MarvinBus?

MarvinBus.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 MarvinBus.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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MarvinBus.sys file information

The process known as Pinnacle Marvin Discrete Bus Enumerator belongs to software Pinnacle Marvin Discrete by Pinnacle Systems GmbH (

Description: MarvinBus.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The MarvinBus.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 171,520 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 171,008 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. MarvinBus.sys is not a Windows core file. MarvinBus.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with MarvinBus.sys, you can also uninstall Äðàéâåð Pinnacle Video Driver from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify MarvinBus.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as MarvinBus.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the MarvinBus.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.


User Comments

Used by Pinnacle Video capture device
has to do with video. not dangerous
pinacle video capture file
  David Jordan  
172,032 bytes
  Bryan Turner  

Summary: Average user rating of MarvinBus.sys: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think MarvinBus.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving MarvinBus issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MarvinBus. 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 MarvinBus.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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