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RegQueryValueExA, RegCloseKey, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegOpenKeyExA, SetSecurityDescriptorDacl, InitializeSecurityDescriptor
GetFullPathNameW, GetCommandLineW, GetEnvironmentVariableW, UnmapViewOfFile, MapViewOfFileEx, GetCurrentProcess, GetSystemDirectoryW, Sleep, GetVersionExW, GetFileAttributesW, ReadFile, GetModuleFileNameW, CreateFileW, GetFileSizeEx, GetLastError, GetProcAddress, CreateFileMappingA, GetModuleHandleA, CloseHandle, WriteConsoleA, FreeLibrary, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement, K32EnumProcessModules, K32GetModuleFileNameExA, SetDllDirectoryA, GetSystemDirectoryA, GetEnvironmentVariableA, FindFirstFileA, LoadLibraryA, IsWow64Process, DeviceIoControl, SetEnvironmentVariableA, GetModuleFileNameA, FindNextFileA, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, LeaveCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, GetConsoleOutputCP, WriteConsoleW, FlushFileBuffers, CreateFileA, IsDebuggerPresent, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, WideCharToMultiByte, GetCurrentThreadId, GetCommandLineA, TerminateProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCPInfo, GetACP, GetOEMCP, IsValidCodePage, GetModuleHandleW, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, TlsSetValue, TlsFree, SetLastError, HeapCreate, HeapDestroy, VirtualFree, VirtualAlloc, HeapReAlloc, ExitProcess, WriteFile, GetStdHandle, LCMapStringA, MultiByteToWideChar, LCMapStringW, RaiseException, HeapSize, SetHandleCount, GetFileType, GetStartupInfoA, FreeEnvironmentStringsA, GetEnvironmentStrings, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, GetEnvironmentStringsW, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetTickCount, GetCurrentProcessId, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetStringTypeA, GetStringTypeW, GetLocaleInfoA, RtlUnwind, SetFilePointer, GetConsoleCP, GetConsoleMode, SetStdHandle, CompareStringA, GetCurrentThread, FatalAppExitA, GetTimeFormatA, GetDateFormatA, GetUserDefaultLCID, EnumSystemLocalesA, IsValidLocale, SetConsoleCtrlHandler, InterlockedExchange, CompareStringW, SetEnvironmentVariableW, GetTimeZoneInformation, GetLocaleInfoW, DisableThreadLibraryCalls, LoadLibraryW, ResumeThread, VirtualQuery, VirtualProtect, InterlockedCompareExchange, FlushInstructionCache, GetThreadContext, SetThreadContext, SuspendThread, EncodePointer, DecodePointer, GetStartupInfoW, IsProcessorFeaturePresent
SetDisplayConfig, EnumDisplaySettingsA, QueryDisplayConfig, GetDisplayConfigBufferSizes, EnumDisplayDevicesA, GetSystemMetrics
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NVIDIA D3D shim drivers by NVIDIA Corporation (Signed)

Remove nvinit.dll
MD5:   4ef5db50aac1e30334f89c91bac146eb
SHA1:   3af7b83e1a581890b814f38ebdd9e3ed2d13c794
SHA256:   67135c36990932d728d80cb7954aca1e74c6d98f91ea63cad1fcac188bb49199

What is nvinit.dll?

NVIDIA Compatible NVIDIA shim initialization dll, Version 259.97 exports functions that allows configuration of the desktop and its displays using the interfaces are exposed by this API. It provides the ability of Windows to control the display's functionality including the gamma, PowerMizer settings, and also to obtain display information such as multimonitor modes and a list of the displays that are connected to the system.


nvinit.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).


File name:nvinit.dll
Publisher:NVIDIA Corporation
Product name:NVIDIA D3D shim drivers
Description:NVIDIA Compatible NVIDIA shim initialization dll, Version 259.97
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\nvinit.dll
File version:
Size:209.42 KB (214,448 bytes)
Build date:6/21/2013 4:32 PM
Issued to:NVIDIA Corporation
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
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Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.74%
Windows 7 Professional 7.55%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.66%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.89%
Windows 7 Starter 1.89%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 16.98% of NVIDIA D3D shim drivers.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 34.48%
ASUS 24.14%
Acer 17.24%
Lenovo 13.79%
Alienware 3.45%
Hewlett-Packard 3.45%
Samsung 3.45%
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