What is gvimext.dll?

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

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Gvimext.dll file information

The process known as A small project for the context menu of gvim belongs to software Tianmiao Hu's gvimext context menu extension by Tianmiao Hu's Developer Studio.

Description: Gvimext.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The gvimext.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,824 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 14,336 bytes or 69,632 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. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using gvimext.dll, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Vim 7.2 (self-installing) or Vim 7.1 (self-installing) (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as gvimext.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the gvimext.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

"Edit with Vim" popup menu entry
Its part of Vim or Cream
vim editor
  Manickam   (further information)
Part of Vim
shell extension for File Explorer installed with Gvim editor, giving option "edit with gvim"
  booyakkasha   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of gvimext.dll: based on 9 votes with 5 user comments. 9 users think gvimext.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving gvimext issues

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