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9.18.13.3182 0.61%
9.18.13.3165 1.23%
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nvapi.dll

NVIDIA Windows drivers by NVIDIA Corporation (Signed)

Remove nvapi.dll
Version:   9.18.13.3165
MD5:   67a3c340a0ddf41b1b8cc24ce8b7f47e
SHA1:   a0185df69dd97508bbc8ffae599083c15847d178

Overview

nvapi.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of a process. The file is digitally signed by NVIDIA Corporation which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).

DetailsDetails

File name:nvapi.dll
Publisher:NVIDIA Corporation
Product name:NVIDIA Windows drivers
Description:NVIDIA NVAPI Library, Version 176.44
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\nvapi.dll
File version:9.18.13.3165
Size:2.57 MB (2,695,200 bytes)
Build date:10/22/2013 11:16 PM
Certificate
Issued to:NVIDIA Corporation
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Friday, September 2, 2011
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
Entropy:5.694907
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
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Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 40.49%
Windows Vista Home Premium 17.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.43%
Windows 8 Pro 4.91%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.07%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.84%
Windows 7 Professional 1.84%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.61%
Windows Vista Business 0.61%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.61%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.61%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.61%
Windows 8 Pro N 0.61%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 29.81% of NVIDIA Windows drivers.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 26.98%
Hewlett-Packard 15.87%
Acer 10.32%
ASUS 9.52%
American Megatrends 7.94%
GIGABYTE 7.14%
Intel 4.76%
Compaq 3.17%
Sony 3.17%
Medion 3.17%
MSI 1.59%
Gateway 1.59%
Toshiba 1.59%
Alienware 0.79%
Packard Bell 0.79%
Samsung 0.79%
Sahara 0.79%
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