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What is shellext.dll?

Part of Shell Extension by Lavasoft Limited

What is it?

Ad-Aware is an anti-spyware and anti-virus program developed by Lavasoft that detects and removes malware, spyware and adware on a user's computer. According to Lavasoft, Ad-Aware detects spyware, computer viruses, dialers, Trojans, bots, rootkits, data miners, aggressive advertising, parasites, browser hijackers, and tracking components.
Description of shellext.dll from Lavasoft Limited
Built upon our legendary anti-spyware and antivirus protection, Ad-Aware real-time web-filtering technology safeguards your PC against phishing attacks and online scams, allowing you to stay protected on social networks and giving you the confidence you need to shop and bank online. It now features download protection (blocks malicious files before being written to disk), sandboxing (keeps unknown apps running in a virtual environment) and advanced detection.
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How is shellext.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - shellext.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of LavasoftShellExt. 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.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the shellext.dll file.Of the 0.6% of shellext.dll users, 10.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\lavasoft\ad-aware\shellext.dll

Are there other versions of Shell Extension ...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About Lavasoft Limited

Lavasoft is a software development company that produces anti‐spyware software, including Ad‐Aware. The company offers a free, downloadable version of Ad‐Aware More...
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File details

File name: shellext.dll
Publisher: Lavasoft Limited (verified)
Name: Shell Extension
Description: Shell Extension
Version: 9, 0, 1, 0
Size: 481.78 KB
Original file name: ShellExt.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: Lavasoft Limited
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 1/27/2011
Expiration date: 1/27/2013

Context menu handler details

Name: LavasoftShellExt

Image hashes

MD5: d557e34417045fe1ae75519930f3fa61
SHA-1: ecfab66e7fcd073e508f3aee9b238db54ba018e7
SHA-256: 61be558be14e2444a5fe45fdf732132fde045807f964cd6b2265b056a3c81000

PE image details

File entropy: 5.99376
File packed: No
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