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What is urlmon.dll?

Part of Windows® Internet Explorer by Microsoft

What is it?

Urlmon.dll is part of Microsoft Internet Explorer and offers functionality for MIME handling and code download. Internet Explorer uses two mechanisms for registering new URL protocol handlers. The first method is to register a URL protocol and its associated application so that all attempts to navigate to a URL using that protocol launch the application (for example, registering applications to handle mailto: or news: URLs). The second method uses the Asynchronous Pluggable Protocols API, which
Description of urlmon.dll from Microsoft
Asynchronous pluggable protocols enable developers to create pluggable protocol handlers, MIME filters, and namespace handlers that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and later and a URL moniker. Applications can use pluggable protocol handlers to handle a custom Uniform Resource Locator (URL) protocol scheme or filter data for a designated MIME type. The ability to handle a custom URL protocol scheme using a pluggable protocol handler allows developers to implement new or custom protocol
(urlmon.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is urlmon.dll loaded?

PROTOCOLS handler - urlmon.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of cdl with and identifier of {3dd53d40-7b8b-11D0-b013-00aa0059ce02}. Asynchronous pluggable protocols such as a Protocol Handlers enables applications to create pluggable protocol handlers that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
PROTOCOLS filter - urlmon.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of deflate with and identifier of {8f6b0360-b80d-11d0-a9b3-006097942311}. Asynchronous pluggable protocols such as a Protocol Filter enables applications to create MIME filters that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Pluggable MIME filters can be used to filter data for a particular MIME type and allows that application to read and write data.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the urlmon.dll file.Of the 0.1% of urlmon.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Windows® Internet Explorer?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: urlmon.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows® Internet Explorer
Description: OLE32 Extensions for Win32
Version: 10.00.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 10.00.9200.16384
Size: 1.07 MB
Original file name: UrlMon.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

PROTOCOLS handler details

Name: gopher
Command: {79eac9e4-baf9-11ce-8c82-00aa004ba90b}

PROTOCOLS filter details

Name: gzip
Command: {8f6b0360-b80d-11d0-a9b3-006097942311}

Image hashes

MD5: ddb25ee58bbffe1b2ac754666f67f49d
SHA-1: 54ca3015b7b798ae12e619082551f74b2c303040
SHA-256: 287ac325e4fc51fc06c8c29d7fa4f962532d5f27411d267efba8d12c712081fc

PE image details

File entropy: 6.51782
File packed: No
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