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4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #32,601
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296.39 100.00%

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NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 296.39

What is NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver?

3D Vision is a stereoscopic gaming kit from Nvidia which consists of LC shutter glasses and driver software which enables stereoscopic vision for any Direct3D game, with various degrees of compatibility. There have been many examples of shutter glasses over the past decade, but the NVIDIA 3D Vision gaming kit introduced in 2008 introduced this technology to mainstream consumers and PC gamers. The stereo driver software can perform automatic stereoscopic conversion by using the 3D models submitted by the application and rendering two stereoscopic views instead of the standard mono view.

Overview

Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is nvwl.dll. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 23.59 MB (24,737,784 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.3DVision
Estimated size: 23.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 296.39

Program module:nvwl.dll
Name:3D Vision
TV's white list
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvwl.dll
MD5:f0b4a5af142813c5819928eaf8bab754
Additional files:
  • nvSCPAPISvr.exe - Stereo Vision Control Panel API Server
  • nvStInst.exe - Stereoscpic 3D driver Installer API
  • nvsttest.exe - NVIDIA 3D Vision Test Application
  • nvstview.exe - NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer
  • nvstreg.exe - Stereoscpic 3D Registry Tool
  • nvstres.dll - NVIDIA 3D Vision Module (0) (NVIDIA 3D Vision Module Resource DLL)
  • NvStereoUtilityOGL.exe - NVIDIA OpenGL Stereo Sample (OpenGL Stereo Sample)
  • Nv3DVisionIePlugin.dll - NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision (NVIDIA 3D Vision IE plugin)
  • Nv3DVisionIePlugin64.dll - NVIDIA 3D Vision 64bit IE plugin
  • Nv3DVStreaming.dll - NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin
  • Nv3DVStreaming64.dll - NVIDIA 3D Vision 64bit plugin
  • Nv3DVStreamingIePlugin.dll - NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming IE plugin
  • Nv3DVStreamingIePlugin64.dll - NVIDIA 3D Vision 64bit Streaming IE plugin
  • nvimage.dll - NVIDIA 3D Vision extention
  • nvimage64.dll
  • nvSCPAPI.dll - NVIDIA 3D Vision Control Panel API
  • nvSCPAPI64.dll - NVIDIA 3D Vision Control Panel 64bit API
  • nvStereoApiI.dll - NVIDIA API 3D Vision extention
  • nvStereoApiI64.dll - NVIDIA API 64bit 3D Vision extention
  • nvstlink.exe - 3D Vision Shortcut Handler
  • nvstwiz.exe - GeForce 3D Vision Wizard
  • npnv3dv.dll - NVIDIA 3D Vision (NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers)
  • npnv3dvstreaming.dll - NVIDIA 3D VISION (NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npnv3dvstreaming.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npnv3dvstreaming.dll'.
  • npnv3dv.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npnv3dv.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npnv3dvstreaming.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision' with a plugin key of '@nvidia.com/3DVisionStreaming' for all users of the PC.
  • npnv3dv.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision' with a plugin key of '@nvidia.com/3DVision' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • nvstview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{902A08B3-EA53-4F7C-9409-AE4DCE32F4BE}' (runs on registration).
  • nvstlink.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F561BCA4-036E-4875-8E3A-BCFACECF1B6C}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • nvSCPAPISvr.exe runs as a service named 'Stereo Service' (Stereo Service) "Provides system support for NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D driver".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • nvstlink.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StereoLinksInstall' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvstlink.exe" /install1.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

nvSCPAPISvr.exe
Memory:3.05 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010531674%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00065103%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00040214%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:447,839
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6.9 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:521 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver?

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Or, you can uninstall NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 296.39, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.52%
Windows 8 5.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 49.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.51%
Windows 7 Professional 12.33%
Windows 8 Underground 201... 1.37%
Windows 10 Pro 1.37%
Windows 8 Pro 1.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.05%
  Iran 7.32%
  Egypt 7.32%
  United Kingdom 6.10%
  India 4.88%
  Malaysia 4.88%
  South Africa 3.66%
  Thailand 3.66%
  Canada 3.66%
  MM 2.44%
  DZ 2.44%
  Philippines 2.44%
  Romania 2.44%
  BG 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 35.00%
Alienware 33.33%
GIGABYTE 6.67%
Dell 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard 5.00%
Lenovo 3.33%
Medion 1.67%
Intel 1.67%
Common models
Alienware M17xR4 38.10%
Alienware M18xR2 7.14%
MSI MS-7758 4.76%
Gigabyte Tecohnology Co.,... 4.76%
Alienware M14xR2 4.76%
HP Compaq dc7800 Converti... 2.38%

About NVIDIA

Nvidia is known for its graphics processing units and dominates the high performance GPU market.
Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com

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