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NVIDIA D3D shim drivers by NVIDIA Corporation (Signed)

Remove nvinitx.dll
MD5:   8f371c2f4c0daa7ad27c304071ae6dea
SHA1:   1b834ed943f9daa09e0ea4fdfe4a04386442a8e4
SHA256:   b21cd382649ce7591f1996d2333898408112ac197887b686fa5ab2dceb14d3b0

What is nvinitx.dll?

NVIDIA shim initialization dll, Version 301.42 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.


nvinitx.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of a process. The assembly utilizes the .NET run-time framework (which is required to be installed on the PC). The file is digitally signed by NVIDIA Corporation which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).


File name:nvinitx.dll
Publisher:NVIDIA Corporation
Product name:NVIDIA D3D shim drivers
Description:NVIDIA shim initialization dll, Version 301.42
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\nvinitx.dll
Original name:nvinit.dll
File version:
Size:241.35 KB (247,144 bytes)
Issued to:NVIDIA Corporation
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Friday, September 2, 2011
Expiration date:Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Digital DNA
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
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Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.22%
Windows 8 Pro 10.11%
Windows 8 8.99%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 5.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.49%
Windows 8.1 4.49%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.49%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 3.37%
Windows 7 Professional 3.37%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.25%
Windows 8 Enterprise 1.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.12%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.12%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 20.22% of NVIDIA D3D shim drivers.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 24.00%
Lenovo 24.00%
ASUS 18.00%
Acer 12.00%
Sony 6.00%
Hewlett-Packard 5.00%
MSI 4.00%
Alienware 3.00%
Samsung 3.00%
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