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What is fsshext.8.1.0178.00.dll?

Part of Messenger by Microsoft

What is it?

Messenger File Sharing Shell Extensions is part of Microsoft Messenger. Windows Messenger is a messaging client for use by corporate users as well as home users.
Description of fsshext.8.1.0178.00.dll from Microsoft
MSN Messenger is an instant messaging program that lets you send instant messages to your friends, and much more.
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How is fsshext.8.1.0178.00.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - fsshext.8.1.0178.00.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {FC9FB64A-1EB2-4CCF-AF5E-1A497A9B5C2D} with and identifier of Messenger Sharing Folders. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the fsshext.8.1.0178.00.dll file.Of the 0.2% of fsshext.8.1.0178.00.dll users, 20.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\msn messenger\fsshext.8.1.0178.00.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: fsshext.8.1.0178.00.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Messenger
Description: Messenger File Sharing Shell Extensions
Version: 8.1.0178.00
Product version: 8.1.0178
Size: 313.86 KB
Original file name: fsshext.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 4/4/2006
Expiration date: 10/4/2007

Approved shell extension details

Command: Messenger Sharing Folders

Image hashes

MD5: 9cb1085b64b2426a0640f2dc126a96b5
SHA-1: 629c18fa41d27aaeb1e7c30ebfc7743f159c00f8
SHA-256: c9f10b7e4206a1717cc2afb333b9b4f5095ad3041c056616fc09def1eef808cc

PE image details

File entropy: 6.55798
File packed: No
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