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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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NVIDIA nView 136.28

What is NVIDIA nView?  (from NVIDIA)

As the magnitude of data increases, it is more crucial than ever for business professionals to efficiently manage their system’s desktop environment. Using NVIDIA® nView® Desktop Management Software, professionals have maximum flexibility and unprecedented control of a single or multiple display environments. nView pro...  Read more


NVIDIA nView 136.28 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named nwiz.exe. The setup package generally installs about 57 files and is usually about 16.81 MB (17,621,672 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 42% of users of NVIDIA nView come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/object/nview_display_us.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nview
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.8\NVI2.DLL",UninstallPackage Display.NView
Estimated size: 16.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA nView 136.28

Program executable:nwiz.exe
Name:NVIDIA nView Wizard, Version 136.28
Path:C:\Program Files\nvidia corporation\nview\nwiz.exe
Additional files:
  • nView.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager 136.28
  • nView64.dll
  • keystone.exe - NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 136.28
  • nvwdmcpl.dll
  • nvwimg.dll - NVIDIA nView Image Library, Version 136.28
  • nvwimg64.dll
  • nvShell.dll - NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 136.28
  • NVWRSAR.dll - NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager
  • NVWRSCS.dll
  • NVWRSDA.dll
  • NVWRSDE.dll
  • NVWRSEL.dll
  • NVWRSENG.dll
  • NVWRSENU.dll
  • NVWRSES.dll
  • NVWRSESM.dll
  • NVWRSFI.dll
  • NVWRSFR.dll
  • NVWRSHE.dll
  • NVWRSHU.dll
  • NVWRSIT.dll
  • NVWRSJA.dll
  • NVWRSKO.dll
  • NVWRSNL.dll
  • NVWRSNO.dll
  • NVWRSPL.dll
  • NVWRSPT.dll
  • NVWRSPTB.dll
  • NVWRSRU.dll
  • NVWRSSK.dll
  • NVWRSSL.dll
  • NVWRSSV.dll
  • NVWRSTH.dll
  • NVWRSTR.dll
  • NVWRSZHC.dll
  • NVWRSZHT.dll
  • nvAppBar.exe - NVIDIA nView Toolbar, Version 136.28
  • nvTaskbar.exe
  • nvDspSch.exe - NVIDIA Display Scheme Menu
  • nViewSetup.exe - nViewSetup (NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager Setup Wizard)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • nvShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'nView' with a class of {1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • nwiz.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named nWizard_{B2FE1952-0186-46C3-BAEC-A80AA35AC5B8}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • nwiz.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'nwiz' which loads as C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nview\nwiz.exe /installquiet.

How do I remove NVIDIA nView?

You can uninstall NVIDIA nView 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 nView 136.28, 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 nView.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 65.42%
Windows 7 31.82%
Windows 10 1.78%
Windows Server 2003 0.53%
Windows Vista 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 65.76%
Windows 7 Professional 22.58%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.07%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.08%
Windows 10 Pro 0.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.47%
  Germany 9.51%
  France 4.04%
  United Kingdom 3.37%
  Canada 2.85%
  Taiwan 2.25%
  Italy 2.10%
  Netherlands 1.87%
  Brazil 1.80%
  Australia 1.65%
  Spain 1.65%
  Poland 1.50%
  Iran 1.20%
  Japan 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.02%
Hewlett-Packard 22.34%
American Megatrends 11.98%
Intel 9.17%
Acer 1.48%
Sahara 1.04%
ASUS 0.74%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 8.84%
Dell Latitude E6520 7.58%
HP EliteBook 8440p 6.74%
HP EliteBook 8570w 5.68%
HP EliteBook 8560w 4.63%
Dell Latitude E6430 4.00%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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