How to remove an NavShExt.dll error
NavShExt.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 NavShExt.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
NavShExt.dll file information
The process known as Norton AntiVirusNAVShellExt Module or Norton AntiVirus Shell Extension Module or System Process or Symantec Shared Component Shell Extension Module
belongs to software Norton AntiVirus (version 2004, 2005, 2006, 2002, 2003, 2003 Professional Edition) or Norton Internet Security (version 2006, 2005) or Norton SystemWorks (version 2004, 2005, 2006 Premier, 2006, 2005 Premier) or System Process or SPBBC or Symantec Shared Component or Acoustica Effects Pack or Lotus SmartSuite - English
by Symantec (www.symantec.com).
Description: NavShExt.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - common is C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\ or C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 218,736 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 140,960 bytes and 37 more variants.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872 or A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD or C2EEB4FA-B6D6-41b9-9CFA-ABA87F862BCB. The program has no visible window. NavShExt.dll is not a Windows core file. File NavShExt.dll is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of problems with NavShExt.dll, you could also uninstall the associated program
Recommended: Identify NavShExt.dll related errors
If NavShExt.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 77% dangerous. The file size is 50,688 bytes. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file.
If NavShExt.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 39% dangerous. The file size is 218,736 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 103,344 bytes, 218,784 bytes, 140,888 bytes or 111,768 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. NavShExt.dll is not a Windows system file. File NavShExt.dll is able to monitor Internet browser.
External information from Tony Klein:
- This legitimate BHO (NavShExt.dll) is related to Norton Antivirus
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NavShExt.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NavShExt.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.
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