How to remove an ShellExtension.dll error
ShellExtension.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 ShellExtension.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
ShellExtension.dll file information
The process known as Microsoft AntiSpyware Shell Extension or MediaView Extension (ShellExtension) or ShellExtension Module or Microsoft Image Composite Editor Shell Extension
belongs to software Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware or Microsoft AntiSpyware (Beta (version 1)) or LeechGet (version 2006, 2004) or MediaView Extension or WinMerge or Microsoft AntiSpyware or Microsoft Image Composite Editor
by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or SoftTech InterCorp Corporation, http://www.stintercorp.com.
Description: ShellExtension.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ - usually C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 101,080 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 88,064 bytes and 8 more variants.
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. ShellExtension.dll is not a Windows system file. ShellExtension.dll is digitally signed. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. ShellExtension.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with Microsoft AntiSpyware or Steganos Security Suite 2007 come up, you could also do the following:
1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs
2) search the support area on the Microsoft website.
Recommended: Identify ShellExtension.dll related errors
If ShellExtension.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 61% dangerous. The file size is 372,736 bytes.
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. The file is not a Windows core file.
If problems with Batch Rename .EXE or PictureViewer .EXE come up, you could also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ShellExtension.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ShellExtension.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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