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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:   8adc6b1ad07ab44bb3494cf999ff3112
SHA1:   bf1ce36ec4574bce5b8c5cc9f6f9e3d9b3019fd2
SHA256:   e833f9b3e402dd64c67ca026b54a7bfe281efc8a3af8d7ddc5c2445d430d045a

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:200.38 KB (205,184 bytes)
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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