What is nodshex.dll?

The genuine nodshex.dll file is a software component of NOD32 Antivirus Client by ESET.
Nodshex.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that is a context menu shell extension for the NOD32 Anti-virus Client, a security software program developed by ESET. Context menus are menus that appear in a graphical user interface upon user interaction, such as the 'right-click' menu. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file is required by NOD32 Antivirus to function correctly. ESET is a Russian company that develops and markets anti-virus and anti-malware software for home and corporate users. It was founded in 1992 by Rudolf Hrubý, Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka, and named after the Egyptian goddess of health, marriage and love. The company operates in over 180 different countries and briefly earned the title of the most successful country in Slovakia from 2008 to 2010. The company is headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia.

NODShex stands for NOD32 Context Menu Shell Extension

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

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Nodshex.dll file information

The process known as nodshex.dll belongs to software NOD32 antivirus system or NOD32 FiX by ESET, spol. s r.o (

Description: Nodshex.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The nodshex.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 60,544 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 57,344 bytes, 61,832 bytes or 62,792 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. 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. There is no description of the program. It is a Verisign signed file. The nodshex.dll file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ NOD32 antivirus system or Sistema Antivirus NOD32.

Recommended: Identify nodshex.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nodshex.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nodshex.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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Summary: Average user rating of nodshex.dll: based on 20 votes with 12 user comments. 16 users think nodshex.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks nodshex.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving nodshex issues

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