What is wzshlex1.dll?

Wzshlex1.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 wzshlex1.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Wzshlex1.dll file information

The process known as WinZip Shell Extension DLL belongs to software WinZip by WinZip Computing, S.L.

Description: Wzshlex1.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The wzshlex1.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 170,864 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 170,856 bytes and 4 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. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The wzshlex1.dll file is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. The wzshlex1.dll file is not a Windows core file. The wzshlex1.dll file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with wzshlex1.dll, you can also uninstall WinZip from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program, use the software publisher’s support site or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify wzshlex1.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wzshlex1.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wzshlex1.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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Best practices for resolving wzshlex1 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wzshlex1. 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 wzshlex1.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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