I also posted this on Reddit. I've been using NextDNS and saw blocked Nvidia domains (activation|subscription)*.gfe.nvidia.com. I also use GlassWire and Binisoft WFC, there's no Nvidia exe file doing any connection at all, plus all of them are blocked in WFC, so there shouldn't be any. Then how come (some)thing query those domains out of nowhere? Note that, I'm using clean Nvidia driver install (extracting setup file and deleting folders I don't need, configuring setup.cfg, bare minimal). No scheduler for telemetry, no GFE installed, only display container which is blocked already and like I said it's bare minimal installation. Yet, I know that Nvidia integrated some telemetry tools in their core (NVTelemetry64.dll and DisplayDriverRAS.dll) if deleted certain things will break, so I cannot tamper. You also have in C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\DisplayDriverRAS\NvTelemetry "telemetry_switch.ini" for GDPR consent and "NvTelemetry.log" file which exactly shows what domain it tried to connect. I set my GDPR consent to 0 and it automatically reverts as seen in the log file (invasive). (Right now I set the file to read-only and see how that goes) My question is, how in the earth is it still capable to try and resolve domain when there's no exe from Nvidia seen in GlassWire? Is it trying to do it via a bare .dll file? Even if at least it has to get help from svchost.exe (DnsClient) then I should be able to see it in GlassWire like all the others.