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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 111.58 days


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NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 340.52

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NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 340.52 is a software program developed by NVIDIA. 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. 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 primary executable is named nvStInst.exe.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 28.9 MB (30,299,649 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 59% of users of NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{4DEB3B4D-21B1-4CD2-B2BC-BE077D14757C}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 28.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 340.52

Program executable:nvStInst.exe.exe
Name:Stereoscpic 3D driver Installer API
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvStInst.exe.exe
Additional files:
  • nvSCPAPISvr.exe - Stereo Vision Control Panel API Server
  • nvStInst.exe - Stereoscpic 3D driver Installer API
  • nvStInst.exe.exe
  • nvUSBInst.exe - Stereo Vision Emitter Installer API (Stereo Vision Emitter Installer API.)
  • nvUSBInst64.exe
  • 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 305.29)
  • 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)

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 '{BA149B8A-05D9-4F75-A9A6-46DFED698DA9}' (runs on registration).
  • nvstlink.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9B62331-BD0E-42FA-8D87-2B90792E3E93}' (runs on registration).
  • 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.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • nvstreg.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NVStereoReg' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvstreg.exe" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvstdef.reg" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\oglstreg.reg".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 340.52, 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 340.52 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.24%
Windows 10 34.68%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.14%
Windows 7 Professional 14.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.35%
Windows 8.1 9.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 2.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.70%
  United Kingdom 7.97%
  Canada 4.69%
  Australia 3.80%
  India 2.01%
  Romania 1.96%
  Philippines 0.96%
  Iran 0.88%
  Thailand 0.88%
  Netherlands 0.79%
  South Africa 0.79%
  New Zealand 0.65%
  Israel 0.63%
  Malaysia 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.69%
Acer 11.46%
ASUS 11.19%
Hewlett-Packard 10.42%
Intel 6.69%
Alienware 4.94%
Lenovo 2.07%
Apple 0.49%
MSI 0.49%
Sony 0.49%
American Megatrends 0.45%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.24%
Dell XPS 8700 4.42%
Dell XPS 8500 3.85%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.70%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.29%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.21%


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


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