What is the nvinit.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The nvinit.dll process is also known as NVIDIA shim initialization dll (Version 327.02, 376.54, 347.52, 314.22, 391.35, 327.62, 347.09, 353.30, 353.62, 354.45, 347.88, 344.75, 310.90, 353.82, ...) or, as the case may be, AppInit_DLLs and is a part of NVIDIA D3D shim drivers. This software is produced by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com). An obsolete or defective version of nvinit.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NVIDIA shim initialization dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NVIDIA shim initialization dll has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- nvinit.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module nvinit.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about nvinit.dll NVIDIA shim initialization dll
nvinit.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file nvinit.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 141,336 bytes (7% of all these files), 201,576 bytes as well as 65 other variants.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. The nvinit file is not part of the Windows operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: AppInit_DLLs). The nvinit file has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. Nvinit.dll is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 49% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A nvinit.dll file has a 45% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 155,280 bytes (17% of all these files), 141,336 bytes as well as 30 other variants. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The nvinit file is not part of the Windows operating system. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. Nvinit.dll is capable of supervise programs.
- A nvinit.dll file has a 59% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 182,592 bytes (14% of all these files), 161,016 bytes as well as 13 other variants. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: AppInit_DLLs). The nvinit file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. Nvinit.dll is capable of monitor other applications.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves nvinit.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about nvinit?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall NVIDIA D3D shim drivers
To remove NVIDIA shim initialization dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate NVIDIA D3D shim drivers in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if nvinit.dll (NVIDIA shim initialization dll) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of NVIDIA shim initialization dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NVIDIA shim initialization dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or nvinit.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.