What is nvwimg.dll?

Nvwimg.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. The following information can help you determine if nvwimg.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Nvwimg.dll file information

The process known as NVIDIA nView Image Library (version 110.60, 111.73, 110.19, 110.27, 112.06, 111.16, 120.95, 110.90, 110.44, 110.14, 120.64, 111.94, 100.40, 110.38, ...) belongs to software NVIDIA nView Image Library or NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager by NVIDIA (

Description: Nvwimg.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The nvwimg.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,019,904 bytes (88% of all occurrences), 1,101,824 bytes or 1,108,584 bytes. 
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. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Nvwimg.dll is not a Windows core file. nvwimg.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If nvwimg.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 1,123,432 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The service has no detailed description. The nvwimg.dll file is not a Windows system file. nvwimg.dll appears to be a compressed file.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the software NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware disguises itself as nvwimg.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nvwimg.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

Makes contacts to the Internet.
Nvidia software
NVidia nView
This is used by nvidia graphics cards
it belongs to nvidia desktop manager, needed by nvidia graphics adapters' drivers
Nvidia nView Image Library
Necessary file for GeForce 7800 or later graphics cards.

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Summary: Average user rating of nvwimg.dll: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 4 users think nvwimg.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving nvwimg issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nvwimg. 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 nvwimg.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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