What is pashlext.dll?

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

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Pashlext.dll file information

The process known as PA Shell Extensions belongs to software PowerArchiver (version 2006) by ConeXware (

Description: Pashlext.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The pashlext.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 80,896 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 100,352 bytes, 180,736 bytes, 64,000 bytes or 217,128 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. 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 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with pashlext.dll, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > PowerArchiver 2006 or PowerArchiver)
  2) search the support area on the Powerarchiver website
  3) update the program to the latest version.

Recommended: Identify pashlext.dll related errors

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

Archievierungsprogramm (Power Archiever)
  JazZ   (further information)
Add fonctions when right-clicking on a file or a folder (like "Zip this file")
PowerArchiver 2000 ist in dieser Version ein kostenloser Zip-Packer (vergleichbar dem WinZip). Der große Unterschied: PowerArchiver 2000 ist selbst in der gewerblichen Anwendung FREEWARE.

Summary: Average user rating of pashlext.dll: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think pashlext.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving pashlext issues

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