What is edshell.dll?

Edshell.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 edshell.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Edshell.dll file information

The edshell.dll process does not provide any identification of the producer.

Description: Edshell.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file edshell.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 389,120 bytes (70% of all occurrences) or 385,024 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Edshell.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

in ... currentVersion\run mounted under the name : Encrypted Disk Auto Mount
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Best practices for resolving edshell issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with edshell. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the edshell.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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