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What is nvshell.dll?

Part of NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 135.50 by NVIDIA

What is it?

The Desktop Explorer provides direct integration in the the Windows shell (Windows Eplorer) and allows the user to access GPU settings and options directly in Windows. It also adss an NVIDIA icons to Explorer.
Description of nvshell.dll from NVIDIA
nView supports up to 32 individually-named desktops that are fully customizable to allow end users to change the desktop name, select a custom desktop background, and control application-availability on each desktop. nView Desktop Manager integrates directly into Windows Explorer, which lets users visualize and customize their desktops in a familiar user interface.
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How is nvshell.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - nvshell.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of 00nView. Windows Explorer displays a context menu for a file object when it is clicked with the right mouse button. This context menu allows various operations to be performed on the file object from within Explorer, like printing it or opening it with another program.
Approved shell extension - nvshell.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {1CDB2949-8F65-4355-8456-263E7C208A5D}. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the nvshell.dll file.Of the 0.3% of nvshell.dll users, 16.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nvidia corporation\nview\nvshell.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About NVIDIA Corporation

Nvidia specializes in the manufacture of graphics-processor technologies for workstations, desktop computers, and mobile devices. The company, based in Santa Cl More...
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File details

File name: nvshell.dll
Publisher: NVIDIA Corporation (verified)
Name: NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 135.50
Description: NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 135.50
Size: 542.6 KB
Original file name: nvShell.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 2/9/2011

Context menu handler details

Name: 00nView

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}

Image hashes

MD5: 0cf59d0246cae2e20bb3576b2706a7d2
SHA-1: 5f19805f8cf76c324aff20e8822ee504bfde834c
SHA-256: 4a1a472b582d1ad1fc786b9dcaf1a1eb823bd79a6b6aef7e02c4725210eca9f7

PE image details

File packed: No
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