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11% remove it89% keep it
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NVIDIA Pilote 3D Vision 311.06

What is NVIDIA Pilote 3D Vision?

3D Vision (previously GeForce 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.


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 software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 26.85 MB (28,149,096 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{AEB95611-52FE-443F-A0E5-4C15A174FF4A}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 26.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Pilote 3D Vision 311.06

  • nvSCPAPISvr.exe - Stereo Vision Control Panel API Server
  • nvStInst.exe - Stereoscpic 3D driver Installer API
  • 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 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)

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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).
  • 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

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 Pilote 3D Vision?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Pilote 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA Pilote 3D Vision 311.06, 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 Pilote 3D Vision.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by NVIDIA Pilote 3D Vision 311.06 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.67%
Windows Vista 18.72%
Windows 10 8.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.32%
Windows 7 Professional 13.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.80%
Windows 10 Home 2.59%
Windows 8 Pro 2.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.78% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 74.78%
  Canada 8.04%
  Belgium 4.02%
  United States 3.72%
  DZ 3.50%
  TN 1.93%
  Switzerland 1.34%
  MA 1.19%
  Germany 0.22%
  United Kingdom 0.22%
  GP 0.15%
  Luxembourg 0.15%
  NC 0.15%
  BG 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 53.32%
Dell 10.82%
Hewlett-Packard 10.66%
Packard Bell 8.50%
ASUS 4.95%
Intel 2.01%
Common models
Acer Aspire X3200 7.44%
Acer Aspire X3400 5.87%
Acer Aspire X1301 5.48%
Packard Bell imedia S3210 5.28%
Packard Bell imedia S1800 3.52%
Packard Bell imedia S3720 2.94%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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