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NVIDIA Driver 3D Vision 306.97

What is NVIDIA Driver 3D Vision?

Nvidia 3D Vision is a stereoscopic gaming kit which consists of LC shutter glasses and driver software which enables stereoscopic vision for any Direct3D game, with various degrees of compatibility. 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.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 25.6 MB (26,847,664 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.1\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.3DVision
Estimated size: 25.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Driver 3D Vision 306.97

  • 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
  • nvStInit.dll - NVIDIA D3D shim drivers (NVIDIA Stereo Initialization dll, Version 306.97 )
  • nvStInit64.dll
  • 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)
  • nvwl.dll - 3D Vision (TV's white list)
  • detoured.dll
  • detoured64.dll
  • DX11Detour.dll
  • DX11Detour64.dll

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 [email protected]/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 [email protected]/3DVision' for all users of the PC.
  • nvSCPAPISvr.exe runs as a service named 'NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver 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

Memory:2.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015411788%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00110806%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00043312%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:514,870
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.99 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.31 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove NVIDIA Driver 3D Vision?

Quickly and completely remove NVIDIA Driver 3D Vision 306.97 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall NVIDIA Driver 3D Vision 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 Driver 3D Vision 306.97, 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 Driver 3D Vision.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by NVIDIA Driver 3D Vision 306.97 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 49%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 49.38%
Windows 7 46.25%
Windows Vista 4.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.63%
Windows 8.1 15.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.00%
Windows 7 Professional 14.38%
Windows 8 Pro 5.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 90.91%
  United States 3.50%
  Switzerland 2.10%
  Germany 2.10%
  Greece 0.70%
  Norway 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 60.00%
Acer 18.10%
Hewlett-Packard 6.67%
American Megatrends 5.71%
Dell 3.81%
Alienware 1.90%
Common models
ASUSTeK X55VDR 21.01%
ASUSTeK X55VD 11.76%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 10.92%
ASUSTeK K55VJ 4.20%
Alienware M14xR1 1.68%
Gigabyte EP31-DS3L 1.68%


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


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