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Why is NVIDIA Backend phoning GFE servers when GFE isn't installed?

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I never installed GFE, so what reason is there for this Nvidia service to be communicating with a GFE server?
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All your info is belong to nvidia
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I've also read that having the GFE installed really lags either the PC or network... Not sure which one. I just disable it. I expect so much of my computer data to be sent to either Microsoft or Nvidia these days...doesn't surprise me. My guess is they're collecting marketing info on your PC so they can predict future GPU prices and also future sales... It's actually quite smart really.
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