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What is nvshell.dll?

Part of NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 45.23 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?

Approved shell extension - nvshell.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {1CDB2949-8F65-4355-8456-263E7C208A5D} with and identifier of Desktop Explorer. 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 0.4% of all Boost users have the nvshell.dll file.Of the 0.4% of nvshell.dll users, 12.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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
Name: NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 45.23
Description: NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 45.23
Size: 460.07 KB
Original file name: nvShell.dll

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A47}
Command: Desktop Explorer Menu

Image hashes

MD5: 8a0c6a0bb8d0c4c72e4cb277d82b29e8
SHA-1: d5bcafa15486111d677f41aa0d756f0301c6e2e9
SHA-256: 7ef159124068078fd4145a9949930944c17d4a0136b106db9920713eeb6c8b24

PE image details

File packed: No
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