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VersionsAdditional versions

9.18.13.3788 3.77%
9.18.13.3221 1.89%
9.18.13.3165 3.77%
9.18.13.2762 1.89%
9.18.13.2049 1.89%
9.18.13.2014 1.89%
9.18.13.1422 5.66%
9.18.13.1407 1.89%
9.18.13.1407 1.89%
9.18.13.1269 1.89%
9.18.13.1134 1.89%
9.18.13.1070 3.77%
9.18.13.0721 1.89%
9.18.13.0697 18.87%
9.18.13.0697 1.89%
9.18.13.0697 3.77%
8.17.13.0142 1.89%
8.17.12.9673 1.89%
8.17.12.9636 1.89%
8.17.12.9572 1.89%
8.17.12.9555 1.89%
8.17.12.9081 1.89%
8.17.12.8548 1.89%
8.17.12.7061 1.89%
8.17.12.7061 1.89%
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Import table
advapi32.dll
RegQueryValueExA, RegCloseKey, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegOpenKeyExA, SetSecurityDescriptorDacl, InitializeSecurityDescriptor
kernel32.dll
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
user32.dll
SetDisplayConfig, EnumDisplaySettingsA, QueryDisplayConfig, GetDisplayConfigBufferSizes, EnumDisplayDevicesA, GetSystemMetrics
Export table
nvCoprocThunk
nvGetRegistryBasePath
nvIsAppInTheList
nvUnloadShim

nvinit.dll

NVIDIA D3D shim drivers by NVIDIA Corporation (Signed)

Remove nvinit.dll
Version:   8.17.12.6830
MD5:   7f40fdebb93fbff5bd3b40972a57fac2
SHA1:   7ff16c7fe6f92e20de184779256b31b92f402ea8
SHA256:   a8a542363bd61fa3184d8797299dd0579f5e6445f07afe57944a27c1323a75fa

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.

Overview

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).

DetailsDetails

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:8.17.12.6830
Size:188.6 KB (193,128 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:NVIDIA Corporation
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR: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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