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What is nvshell.dll?

Part of NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 29.42 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}. 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the nvshell.dll file.Of the 0.2% of nvshell.dll users, 25.0% 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 29.42
Description: NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 29.42
Size: 324.07 KB
Original file name: nvShell.dll

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {1CDB2949-8F65-4355-8456-263E7C208A5D}

Image hashes

MD5: 3454f00dcf80040488b6023e3756ffc6
SHA-1: 6349bbd8266268670da78af525ec858d8b0060ec
SHA-256: 82627789e41b7b55f486aea797910c77edd4fd0df5a1f3ed5e4175b0b332817c

PE image details

File packed: No
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