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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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.
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If shellexecutehook.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 79,408 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 69,632 bytes. The program is not visible. The shellexecutehook.dll file is not a Windows core file. Shellexecutehook.dll is a Verisign signed file. Shellexecutehook.dll is digitally signed. It monitors program starts.
If shellexecutehook.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 41% dangerous. The file size is 79,408 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. Shellexecutehook.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. Shellexecutehook.dll is not a Windows system file.
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.
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 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 shellexecutehook.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.