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What is j2gshell.dll?

Part of eFax Messenger (tm) by j2 Global Communications

What is it?

eFax Messenger Shell Extension. eFax is an Internet fax service of j2 Global that enables sending and receiving of fax documents in digital format via email rather than a traditional paper fax machine.
Description of j2gshell.dll from j2 Global Communications
Using the convenience of the Internet, eFax enables you to quickly access faxes from your laptop, desktop or wireless device. Faxes are delivered as attachments directly to your email inbox. eFax is also compatible with Outlook and other popular email accounts.
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How is j2gshell.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - j2gshell.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of HotShellExtj2_40. 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.
Approved shell extension - j2gshell.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {6ff26905-5466-4722-a301-08e22f780280}. 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.
eFax Messenger (tm) is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the j2gshell.dll file.Of the 0.1% of j2gshell.dll users, 73.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\j2 messenger 4.2\j2gshell.dll

Are there other versions of eFax Messenger (tm)?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About j2 Global Communications, Inc.

Founded in 1995, j2 Global Communications, Inc. provides outsourced, value-added messaging and communications services to individuals and businesses around the More...
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File details

File name: j2gshell.dll
Name: eFax Messenger (tm)
Description: eFax Messenger - Shell Extension
Size: 108.5 KB
Original file name: HotShell.dll

Context menu handler details

Name: HotShellExtj2_40

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {6872d785-fe43-44cb-9b2a-2df4c5eb13b2}
Command: eFax Messenger - Shell Extension

Image hashes

MD5: c9e85c43c7dfd93492f263de4894b0f3
SHA-1: 2277096ca9edb7baf159108faa564283a9e2cefd
SHA-256: 521ff8f693f76409421007d4a1d2e6c17961162d4b8eeb7e8a13e06b370ccf5f

PE image details

File entropy: 6.26637
File packed: No
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