What is IMShExt.dll?

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

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IMShExt.dll file information

The process known as IncrediShellExt Module belongs to software IncrediMail Xe or IncrediShellExt Module by IncrediMail (

Description: IMShExt.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file IMShExt.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 61,440 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 73,728 bytes or 57,344 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 is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The IMShExt.dll 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: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program IncrediMail Xe using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify IMShExt.dll related errors

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

I cant delet it
  boss hogg  
IncrediMail - (E-Mail programme)
inserted by incredimail, very dangerous, cannot remove it
IncrediMail - (E-Mail programme)

Summary: Average user rating of IMShExt.dll: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think IMShExt.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think IMShExt.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade IMShExt.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving IMShExt issues

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