No i can't "not" this telemetry phobia is out of hand, nvidia doesn't care what people are doing with their computer, the data is entirely restricted to driver and gfe operations. People with the capacity to do so have already looked into what it reads and the packets sent, it isn't intrusive like the microsoft telemetry, it doesn't track everything you do like googles, if nvidia implements circular dependencies requireing the presence and correct installation of the telemetry services, good. Every other application you install on your pc has telemetry of its own, especially if it runs on Electron. The Telemetry lets nvidia know when GFE crashes, when an overlay causes a crash in a game (so they can fix it), average settings based on hardware configurations (so GFE can actually recommend settings) . It is simply functions that existed in GFE all along, moved to a container process to reduce GFE process overheads and mitigate a little known hell that is loading mixed VC libraries in a single process (which happens when you reference dll's built from different versions).