GrooveShellExtensions.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about GrooveShellExtensions Module.
The process known as GrooveShellExtensions Module or Microsoft Office Enterprise (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Ultimate (version 2007)
belongs to software Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Shared (version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit, 64-bit MUI 2007, 64-bit MUI 2010, 64-bit MUI, 64-bit MUI) 2007, 64-bit MUI 2013) or Microsoft Office Enterprise (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Ultimate (version 2007) or GrooveShellExtensions Module or Microsoft Office Home and or Microsoft Office Groove MUI (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Professional (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Home and Student (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Shared Setup or Microsoft Office Visio (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office Office (version 64-bit Components, 64-bit) or Microsoft Office Professional Hybrid (version 2007) or Microsoft Office Groove Setup or Microsoft Office (version 2003 Primary, 2003 Primary Interop, 2003 Web, 2003 Web Components, 2003 Proofing) or Microsoft Office Groove Setup Metadata MUI or Microsoft Office PowerPoint or Microsoft Office Project or Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (version 2007, 2010) or MS Access (version 97 SP2) or Microsoft Office Visio Professional (version 2007, 2003)
by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Groove Networks (secure.groove.net).
Description: GrooveShellExtensions.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The GrooveShellExtensions.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,217,832 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 2,217,848 bytes and 8 more variants.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. The GrooveShellExtensions.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. GrooveShellExtensions.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify GrooveShellExtensions.dll related errors
If GrooveShellExtensions.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 2,217,832 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 2,217,848 bytes, 2,212,224 bytes or 2,210,608 bytes. The program is not visible. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The GrooveShellExtensions.dll file is not a Windows system file. The service has no detailed description. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. GrooveShellExtensions.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If GrooveShellExtensions.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 2,212,224 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The GrooveShellExtensions.dll file is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. GrooveShellExtensions.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GrooveShellExtensions.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GrooveShellExtensions.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If GrooveShellExtensions Module has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active GrooveShellExtensions process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the GrooveShellExtensions.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.