What is sdshelex.dll?

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

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Sdshelex.dll file information

The process known as TuneUp Shredder Shell Extension belongs to software TuneUp Utilities (version 2006, 2003) by TuneUp Software GmbH (

Description: Sdshelex.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sdshelex.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,568 bytes (87% of all occurrences) or 44,544 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 is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows system file. sdshelex.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove TuneUp Utilities 2006 or TuneUp Utilities 2003 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify sdshelex.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sdshelex.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sdshelex.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

Tuneup Shell Extension
Diese dll gehört zum Program Tuneup und wird benötigt, um auf seinem eigenden PC Windows Daten positv zu verändern.
Ein Tool des Allzweck-Programms TuneUp Utilities 2004 / Es handelt sich hierbei um den Shredder,ein Tool zum Sicheren Löschen von Dateien und Ordnern / wahrscheinlich befindet sich das Tool im Kontext -Menüs des Anwenders und Security Task Manager zeigt es deshalb als laufende Anwendung an.Sicheres Tool !!
It is a windows utility that allows the user to edit windows settings.good tool and very clean.
Runs while tune up is running
TuneUp Utilities Shell Extension (File Shredder)

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Summary: Average user rating of sdshelex.dll: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 6 users think sdshelex.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving sdshelex issues

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