What is ssmenu.dll?

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

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Ssmenu.dll file information

The process known as Shared Shell Menu Handler belongs to software Shared Shell Menu Handler by Teknum Systems AS (

Description: Ssmenu.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ssmenu.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 26,624 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 has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows core file. ssmenu.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ssmenu.dll. Therefore, you should check the ssmenu.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

This is part of some spyware. I tried to get rid of many times - maybe i'm successful now.
There is more than one "ssmenu.dll" on the web available to download. It is an extension to enhance a scripting language called Visual DialogScript. I am the author of the mentioned extension. All it does is provide some functions for VDS that it doesn't provide for dealing with menus and menubars as well as status bars. It is a programming tool.
  Bill Weckel   (further information)
Hersteller ist Teknum Systems AS, Softwarename Handybits

Summary: Average user rating of ssmenu.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks ssmenu.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think ssmenu.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ssmenu issues

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