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What is mswinsck.ocx?

Part of Microsoft Winsock Control by Microsoft

What is it?

A WinSock control allows you to connect to a remote machine and exchange data using either the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) or the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Both protocols can be used to create client and server applications. Like the Timer control, the WinSock control doesn't have a visible interface at run time.
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How is mswinsck.ocx loaded?

Automation object - mswinsck.ocx has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {248DD896-BB45-11CF-9ABC-0080C7E7B78D} with and identifier of CLSID\{248DD896-BB45-11CF-9ABC-0080C7E7B78D}\Implemented Categories\{40FC6ED5-2438-11CF-A3DB-080036F12502}. Automation objects are referred to as ActiveX objects.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the mswinsck.ocx file.Of the 0.1% of mswinsck.ocx users, 18.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Microsoft Winsock Control?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: mswinsck.ocx
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Winsock Control
Description: Microsoft Winsock Control DLL
Version: 6.00.8804
Size: 106.69 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: VeriSign
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Automation object details

CLSID: {248DD896-BB45-11CF-9ABC-0080C7E7B78D}
Command: CLSID\{248DD896-BB45-11CF-9ABC-0080C7E7B78D}\Implemented Categories\{40FC6ED5-2438-11CF-A3DB-080036F12502}

Image hashes

MD5: 851f34233b9ec424695815cad2a909d8
SHA-1: 05235076e55b1bfdf4f834d398c1044af5a734dd
SHA-256: 78dcd52e2311d08fc405ac2b54686ee66dda4fa68994819ae3315172b27e1f7f

PE image details

File entropy: 6.36901
File packed: No
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