What is shellexecutehook.dll?

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

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Shellexecutehook.dll file information

The process known as AVG Anti-Spyware shellexecutehook or ewido anti-spyware guard belongs to software Mobile Phone Suite Easy or AVG Anti-Spyware or Mobile Phone Suite Easy Synchronization or ewido anti-spyware by GRISOFT s.r.o ( or Anti-Malware Development a.s (

Description: Shellexecutehook.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The shellexecutehook.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,632 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 79,408 bytes and 4 more variants. 
This is a special .dll file (Dynamic Link Library), which starts automatically when programs are launched. So it can monitor or manipulate all of your program starts. The program has no visible window. Shellexecutehook.dll is not a Windows core file. It monitors program starts. There is no information about the author of the file. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with shellexecutehook.dll, you may also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of AVG Anti-Spyware or Ewido Anti-Spyware (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), use the software publisher’s support or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify shellexecutehook.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as shellexecutehook.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example MonitoringTool:Win32/WiretapProfessional (detected by Microsoft), and Spyware_TRAK_Wiretap.B (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the shellexecutehook.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

Used to protect from malware/spyware
  Kyle   (further information)
a part of an anti virus programm, anti spyware..., like ad aware
AVG Anti Spyware great any spyware program see and click on AVG anity Spyware free.
not much other than the fact that AVG has saved me from numerous trojans, malware, etc
anti-spyware tool
es un anti espias
I'm a little worried. see link or scroll dont and click google
  chris   (further information)
perfectly safe
part of AVG program.Safe.
A part of SUPERAntiSpyware program.That is all i know for it!
I am trying to erase all elements of SuperAntiSoftware and this dll file is all thats left; although after startup, in my processes SASCore.exe pops up and changes it's PID number each time I erase it.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of shellexecutehook.dll: based on 20 votes with 12 user comments. 10 users think shellexecutehook.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think shellexecutehook.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving shellexecutehook issues

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