What is nwshlxnr.dll?

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

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Nwshlxnr.dll file information

The process known as Novell NetWare Provider Shell Extension belongs to software NWSHLXNT.DLL or Novell Client for Windows by Novell (

Description: Nwshlxnr.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file nwshlxnr.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 121,660 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 110,592 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. It is not a Windows system file. The process has no file description. nwshlxnr.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

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Summary: Average user rating of nwshlxnr.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks nwshlxnr.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving nwshlxnr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with nwshlxnr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the nwshlxnr.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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