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What is dfshim.dll?

Part of Microsoft® .NET Framework by Microsoft

What is it?

Application Deployment Support Library is part of the .Net Frameworks ClickOnce deployment and installation methods for applications. The deployment and update activities can be controlled through the use of a pair of XML manifest files that describe the components of the system and the deployment activities that should occur.
Description of dfshim.dll from Microsoft
ClickOnce exists to simplify client deployment, but what does that mean? What problems is ClickOnce going to enable us to avoid? Client deployment is hard because it happens on each of many clients, potentially at many locations, and your code and all of the associated components have to work on all of the target machines.
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How is dfshim.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - dfshim.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {e82a2d71-5b2f-43a0-97b8-81be15854de8}. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.
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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the dfshim.dll file.Of the 0.1% of dfshim.dll users, 17.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Microsoft® .NET Framework?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: dfshim.dll
Name: Microsoft® .NET Framework
Description: Application Deployment Support Library
Version: 4.0.31106.0 (Main.031106-0000)
Product version: 4.0.31106.0
Size: 1.12 MB
Original file name: dfshim.dll

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {E37E2028-CE1A-4f42-AF05-6CEABC4E5D75}

Image hashes

MD5: d13689c0d30f863dfcecd3f8543f5534
SHA-1: f8eb6466cb3d9505c974dcafcbe0b7c3b576e3c5
SHA-256: 6e6737781613c235fdd402a90b4df7c587944f9aa53663e0df3a2b8d02788d4c

PE image details

File entropy: 6.30420
File packed: No
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