How to remove an nvinit error
The free file information forum can help you determine if nvinit.dll is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Nvinit.dll file information
The process known as NVIDIA shim initialization dll (version 285.62, 301.42, 280.26, 285.77, 306.23, 296.10) or NVIDIA Compatible NVIDIA shim initialization dll (version 266.39, 268.30, 268.00, 268.71, 265.94) belongs to software NVIDIA D3D shim drivers by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com).
Description: The file nvinit.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 192,616 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 203,072 bytes and 6 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. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. Nvinit.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs). Nvinit.dll is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. nvinit.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If nvinit.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 215,360 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 100,968 bytes. Nvinit.dll is a Microsoft signed file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. File nvinit.dll is a Verisign signed file. File nvinit.dll is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs). Nvinit.dll is not a Windows system file. nvinit.dll is able to monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nvinit.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nvinit.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.
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