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What is nvshell.dll?

Part of NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 135.36 by NVIDIA

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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} 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the nvshell.dll file.Of the 0.3% of nvshell.dll users, 16.7% 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 135.36
Description: NVIDIA Desktop Explorer, Version 135.36
Size: 542.6 KB
Original file name: nvShell.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Context menu handler details

Name: 00nView

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A48}
Command: nView Desktop Context Menu

Image hashes

MD5: 629f655ee62a71117d16b869e3534d77
SHA-1: 5af92c0dd4c7ad3df43ff26c30bb6219cda9da66
SHA-256: e3a242111650cf9f451ee6a340e2181a7bc5a9db50e30e6b5ea01aad984bdb88

PE image details

File packed: No
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