Nvidia Driver 391.35 WHQL with security patches released

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 27, 2018
Updated • Mar 28, 2018

Nvidia released the GeForce Game Ready 391.35 WHQL driver to the public featuring improvements for select games, security patches, and quite a large number of issues.

First, the basics: Nvidia users and system admins who don't use GeForce Experience for driver updates can download the latest driver from the company's official download site.

While it may be tempting to install the full driver package, we recommend that you only install the driver for the Nvidia graphics card and other components that you require, and that you uninstall the installed (old) graphics driver completely before you install the new one.

Last but not least, you may also want to check for Nvidia Telemetry services on the system after the driver installation or use Disable Nvidia Telemetry, a free program to do so.

Nvidia Driver 391.35 WHQL

nvidia driver 391.35

Nvidia driver 391.35 patches several security issues in previous driver versions. It is recommended that the new driver is installed on systems affected by the security issues to protect the device against potential attacks targeting these vulnerabilities.

The following security issues are patched in the new release:

  • CVE-2018-6247 -- Vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys).
  • CVE-2018-6248 --Vulnerability in the kernel mode layer handler for
  • CVE-2018-6249 -- Vulnerability in kernel mode layer handler.
  • CVE-2018-6250 -- Vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys).
  • CVE-2018-6251 -- Vulnerability in Directx 10 Usermode driver.
  • CVE-2018-6252 -- Vulnerability in the kernel mode layer handler for
  • CVE-2018-6253 -- Vulnerability in DirectX and OpenGL Usermode drivers

The new video card driver includes optimizations for the game Far Cry 5, SLI  profile improvements for GRIP and WRC 7, and 3D Vision Profiles updates or additions for Far Cry 5, GRIP, and The Talos Principle.

The reported software module versions are:

  • nView - 148.92
  • HD Audio Driver -
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.17.0524
  • GeForce Experience -
  • CUDA - 9.1

GeForce Game Ready 391.35 WHQL fixes four issues that users may have experienced in previous driver versions:

  • The import profile functionality of the GeForce 3D Profile Manager tool did not work.
  • Memory leaks when using Nvidia Freestyle.
  • Diablo III freeze with V-Sync and SLI enabled when using Alt-Tab multiple times.
  • The driver may fail to initialize the GPU on notebooks.

The new driver has the following issues (some are carried over from previous driver releases):

  • Green flickering in Far Cry 5 with HDR on non-native resolutions. Nvidia suggests to use Alt-Tab to leave and then go back to the game, use Alt-Enter to switch to windowed mode and then back to full screen mode, or set a native resolution to resolve this.
  • Blue screen crash in Gears of War 4 on systems with Pascal GPUs.
  • Doom game crash on GeForce GTX 1080 Ti systems.
  • G-Sync displays going blank issue on Nvidia Titan V systems.
  • Display output issue on systems with DisplayPort and two DVI monitors.
  • Operating system fails after installing the graphics card on Threadripper-enabled motherboards.

Now You: Do you update drivers regularly?

Nvidia Driver 391.35 WHQL with security patches released
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  1. KoO said on March 28, 2018 at 7:37 am

    The best way is to not install from telemetry nvidia at all.

    Download driver extract the .exe to a folder. Delete folder’s inside and only keep

    HDAudio (you need this if you run hdmi out to say tv so you have sound from the tv)

    Delete every thing else in the folder. Then run setup.exe
    Been doing this for a few years works every time all you want is the driver.
    No need to disconnect from the internet.

  2. kronos said on March 27, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    I only update when there are fix for security related issues.

  3. Tom Hawack said on March 27, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    – This time I remembered to close Internet connection before installing the driver. I have no idea of what is exchanged, with who/what during the install and know no one able to tell me. Install/update of the driver seemed faster than usual;

    – Clean install;
    – After install, disabled NVIDIA telemetry, reconfigured NVIDIA deck’s settings (removed with clean install) then disabled NVIDIA display driver (required to access NVIDIA deck). Deleted NVIDIA’s install folder on system drive;
    – Reconnected to Internet;
    – Rebooted (I always reboot after a driver’s install, even if it’s not necessary).

    What a thrilling adventure.

    1. Dave said on March 28, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      Ads coming in, generic sysinfo going out. It is helpful for Nvidia to know what hardware configurations the drivers are being installed on.

      All the spyware comes in the driver ‘package’ you downloaded. It’s all easy to find in scheduled tasks and in services.

      I personally need the Nvidia control panel too, to tweak settings for various games and they’ve recently started adding driver version checks to games so that they won’t start with at least driver xxx.xx installed forcing people to update.

      Until that happens (Far Cry 5) I’m with Kronos, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    2. John Fenderson said on March 27, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      It’s really hard to use computers these days when pretty much everything is trying to spy on you.

      1. Tom Hawack said on March 28, 2018 at 9:58 am

        “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. Maybe what doesn’t kill you immediately makes you stronger indeed but may nevertheless shorten your life : stress may trigger a reaction all of efficiency hence powering up one’s brains (excitement) but lower one’s life duration; in other words me might live longer when less smart :=) What a terrible dilemma!

        The pain in this cyber world is that we have to be aware of the bad guys and simultaneously of the so-called good guys when the latter refer to the former to legitimate their intrusion in our privacy. Tough.

        Approximately translated from French, “Blessed are the simple-minded, the kingdom of heaven is open to them” … I don’t know how smart I am but I do know that I happen to wish I’d be at least less aware.

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