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6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #1,243
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.61 days
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Average installed length: 318.87 days


311.06 100.00%

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NVIDIA Graphics Driver 311.06

What is NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

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.


When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 66 files and is usually about 285.26 MB (299,116,333 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/Drivers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.{5575C4D4-AB60-424E-A625-42B45E2E7ECA}
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{966DE12C-9DDD-40C4-905A-A45FAB4F858E}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 285.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Graphics Driver 311.06

  • nview.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager 136.53
  • nView64.dll
  • nvwdmcpl.dll - NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 136.53
  • nvwimg.dll - NVIDIA nView Image Library, Version 136.53
  • nvwimg64.dll
  • nvNT4Cpl.dll - NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 136.53
  • nvShell.dll
  • NVWRSAR.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager
  • NVWRSCS.dll
  • NVWRSDA.dll
  • NVWRSDE.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
  • nvdispco64.dll - Display Driver Coinstaller
  • nvdispgenco64.dll - Generic Coinstaller
  • 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
  • nvupdtr32.dll - NVIDIA US English language resource library
  • nvupdtr64.dll
  • 3DVision_311.06.exe - NVIDIA 3D Vision driver
  • NvCplSetupEng.exe - NVIDIA Package Launcher
  • NvCplSetupInt.exe
  • nvWmi64.exe - NVIDIA WMI Provider (NVIDIA WMI Provider Core)
  • nvWmiShim.dll - NVWMI API Shim DLL (API Shim DLL for NVIDIA WMI Provider)
  • drst.exe - DRS Tool (DRS system Tool)
  • d3dreg.exe
  • nvsetup.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}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.28 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001279824%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010705%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002093%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver?

Quickly and completely remove NVIDIA Graphics Driver 311.06 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 Graphics 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 Graphics Driver 311.06, 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 Graphics Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.57%
Windows Vista 14.02%
Windows 10 11.31%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.93%
Windows 7 Professional 17.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.63%
Windows 8 Pro 3.60%
Windows 8 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.72%
  United Kingdom 7.18%
  Australia 5.24%
  Canada 5.15%
  Israel 2.41%
  Iran 1.28%
  India 0.91%
  MK 0.87%
  South Africa 0.79%
  Croatia 0.77%
  Philippines 0.73%
  Romania 0.61%
  New Zealand 0.60%
  Singapore 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.89%
Acer 20.03%
Hewlett-Packard 12.90%
Intel 7.43%
ASUS 5.10%
Alienware 2.26%
Gateway 1.39%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Sony 0.74%
Packard Bell 0.56%
Medion 0.46%
Common models
Acer Aspire X1200 4.12%
Acer Aspire X3400 4.01%
Acer Aspire X1301 3.80%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.27%
Acer Aspire X3200 3.22%
Dell XPS 8700 2.80%


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


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