What is SHELL32.dll?
SHELL32.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. You can fix your SHELL32.dll problem by downloading the correct SHELL32.dll file. The following information can help you determine if SHELL32.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
SHELL32.dll file information
The process known as Windows Shell Common Dll or Allgemeine Windows-Shell-DLL belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: SHELL32.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SHELL32.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 8,453,632 bytes and 128 more variants.
The program has a visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). The file is not a Windows system file. SHELL32.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If SHELL32.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 6% dangerous. The file size is 8,361,472 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is a Microsoft signed file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). It is not a Windows system file. SHELL32.dll is able to record inputs.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as SHELL32.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SHELL32.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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