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NVIDIA Grafiktreiber 306.97

What is NVIDIA Grafiktreiber?

The NVIDIA Graphics Driver is the software driver for NVIDIA Graphics GPU installed on the PC. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the NVIDIA support website. This is the first WHQL-certified release from the Release 296 family of drivers.


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is nvwimg.dll. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 216.31 MB (226,812,697 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.0\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.Driver
Estimated size: 216.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Grafiktreiber 306.97

Program module:nvwimg.dll
Name:NVIDIA nView Image Library, Version 136.53
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.1\nvwimg.dll
Additional files:
  • nview.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager 136.53
  • nView64.dll
  • Keystone.exe - NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 136.53
  • nvwdmcpl.dll
  • nvShell.dll - NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 136.53
  • nvNT4Cpl.dll - NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 136.53
  • NVWRSAR.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager
  • NVWRSCS.dll
  • NVWRSDA.dll
  • NVWRSDE.dll
  • NVWRSEL.dll
  • NVWRSENG.dll
  • nvAppBar.exe - NVIDIA nView Toolbar, Version 136.53
  • nvTaskbar.exe
  • dbInstaller.exe - GPU Settings DBInstall Application (DBInstall Application)
  • DisplayDriverExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (Graphics Driver Install Helper)
  • NV3DVisionExt.dll - 3D Vision Driver Install Helper
  • nvdispco32.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispco64.dll
  • nvdispgenco32.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • nvdispgenco64.dll
  • NVI2.dll - NVIDIA Install Core
  • NVI2UI.dll - NVIDIA Install UI
  • NViewExt.dll - NView Install Helper
  • NVMUP.exe - NVMUP Application
  • NVMUPEventMsg.dll - NVMUPEventMsg Dynamic Link Library
  • NVPrxy32.dll - NVIDIA Install Proxy
  • NVPrxy64.dll
  • NVWMIExt.dll - NVWMI Install Helper
  • ComUpdatus.exe - NVIDIA Update Components (NVIDIA Update COM object)
  • daemonu.exe - NVIDIA Settings Update Manager
  • EasyDaemonAPIU32.dll - Easy daemon API
  • EasyDaemonAPIU64.dll
  • nvupdt32.dll - NVIDIA Update Components,
  • nvupdt64.dll - NVIDIA Update Components,
  • nvupdtr32.dll - NVIDIA Germany language resource library
  • nvupdtr64.dll - NVIDIA US English language resource library
  • 3DVision_306.97.exe - NVIDIA 3D Vision driver
  • NVCPLSetupEng.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • NVCPLSetupInt.exe
  • nvWmiShim.dll - NVWMI API Shim DLL (API Shim DLL for NVIDIA WMI Provider)
  • drst.exe - DRS Tool (DRS system Tool)
  • d3dreg.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • nvShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name '00nView' with a class of {1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}.
  • daemonu.exe runs as a service named 'nvUpdatusService'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • daemonu.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003870600%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024064%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014642%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:185,773
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:263 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:28 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove NVIDIA Grafiktreiber?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Grafiktreiber 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA Grafiktreiber 306.97, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Grafiktreiber.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.14%
Windows 10 20.24%
Windows Vista 6.55%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.34%
Windows 7 Professional 13.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.16%
Windows 8 6.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.29%
Windows 8 Pro 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.84% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 86.84%
  Austria 5.43%
  Switzerland 3.14%
  United States 1.53%
  Netherlands 0.38%
  Spain 0.31%
  Italy 0.31%
  United Kingdom 0.31%
  France 0.23%
  Thailand 0.15%
  Australia 0.15%
  Romania 0.15%
  Czech Republic 0.15%
  Vietnam 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.48%
ASUS 16.59%
Dell 14.30%
Medion 13.94%
Samsung 12.26%
Hewlett-Packard 4.69%
Lenovo 3.73%
American Megatrends 0.84%
Intel 0.60%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-771 6.79%
Acer Aspire 5750G 5.63%
Samsung RC530/RC730 3.97%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.81%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.64%
Acer Aspire 5742G 3.15%


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


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