What is nview.dll?

Nview.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. You can fix your nview.dll problem by downloading the correct nview.dll file. The following information can help you determine if nview.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Nview.dll file information

The process known as NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager (version 110.60, 111.32, 111.75, 111.73, 111.16, 120.64, 111.94, 110.14, 110.22, 111.33, 120.02, 120.95, 120.82, 110.33, ...) belongs to software NVIDIA nView Desktop and Window Manager or NVIDIA Display Control Panel by NVIDIA (

Description: Nview.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Nview.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,466,368 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 1,474,560 bytes and 38 more variants. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. Nview.dll is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Nview.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as nview.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nview.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 110.26
I have ATI loaded over NVIDEA and now get can't locate NVidia.dll message every time I boot! I either want to know how to get it or how to get rid of it!!
  Bill L  
NView keeps freezing my pc and constantly shows up in Event Viewer showing event 1
It comes with the nVidia graphics drivers. If not running dual monitors, do a manual install of the drivers and choose NOT to load nView.
I started with a clean install, WinXP, I get the error everytime it boots now. It isn't malware/spyware in my case it's Nvidia. All graphics run perfectly, but the error message is annoying at startup.
Bloat ware provided by nividia. Is not needed for multiple monitors. It just adds special effects to windows. If you don't like what it does delete it.
Included in WHQL Certified drivers from NVIDIA, absolutely no security risk here.
Video Card Display add-on /Duel Monitor capabilities
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of nview.dll: based on 75 votes with 9 reviews. 42 users think nview.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 13 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 8 users suspect danger. 8 users think nview.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 10 users don't grade nview.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving nview issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nview. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the nview.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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