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What is shext.dll?

Part of VirusScan Enterprise by McAfee

What is it?

Shell Extension is part of McAfee's enterprise-level product, VirusScan Enterprise, designed this for use on larger networks. It contains features intended to make management of antivirus software on multiple computers easier. Unlike the home-user edition, it consists of a client application - loaded on all networked computers - and a server application, through which the system installs signature and application updates and configures settings for all client programs.
Description of shext.dll from McAfee
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. It also extends coverage to new security risks and reduces the cost of responding to outbreaks with the industry’s lowest impact on system performance.
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How is shext.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - shext.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of VirusScan. Windows Explorer displays a context menu for a file object when it is clicked with the right mouse button. This context menu allows various operations to be performed on the file object from within Explorer, like printing it or opening it with another program.
VirusScan Enterprise is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the shext.dll file.Of the 0.1% of shext.dll users, 26.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee\virusscan enterprise\x64\shext.dll

Are there other versions of VirusScan Enterprise?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)

About McAfee, Inc.

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File details

File name: shext.dll
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: VirusScan Enterprise
Description: Shell Extension
Product version: 8.8.0
Size: 89.81 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 10/10/2011

Context menu handler details

Name: VirusScan

Image hashes

MD5: 64db1b5b86012693c634d12a71fa761c
SHA-1: c52239545fdf21deb60e59d9cbc05b6a57a98388
SHA-256: c8a1a5ed02c41fe1109fbc711b56ff5550b09975d9bc37cf621eb7e9fffc1345

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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