What is eppshell.dll?

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

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Eppshell.dll file information

The process belongs to software EditPlus (version 2, 3) or EPSON Easy Photo Print or EPSON Copy Utility (version 3) or Epson Easy Photo Print (version 2) or Total CMA Pack by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION ( or ES-Computing.

Description: Eppshell.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Eppshell.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,632 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 32,256 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. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove EPSON Easy Photo Print or EditPlus 2 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If eppshell.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 38,424 bytes. There is no file information. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as eppshell.dll. Therefore, you should check the eppshell.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

part of editplus
  anonymous   (further information)
Runs as part of the user shell to provide context info for EditPlus
  Malcolm Swaine  
EditPlus context menu handler. Required for shell integration functionality for the EditPlus text editor for Windows. Can be found in the system registry under CLSID 63AFBDFB-5EF8-4791-AF79-9A3C0DE48974 is EditPlus is installed.
  scign   (further information)
Edit plus right mouse button DLL
  S Boutcher  
part of editplus2
It is similiar with notepad, but Security Task Manager can delete for temporaly, wow, it imunize xselft from interverence, another case, Security Task Manager can not work properly againts citrix metaframe, so I not prefer to purchase full version Security Task Manager because it problem
It like note pad, but spyinfo can delete for temporaly, wow it can imunize for xselft,
Part of editplus
I think it's safe but Prevx CSI scanner identifies as Malicious Software starting from version 3.10b193 of Editplus
  Francesco   (further information)
Part of EditPlus [3]

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Summary: Average user rating of eppshell.dll: based on 8 votes with 10 user comments. 7 users think eppshell.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade eppshell.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving eppshell issues

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