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What is start8shell32.dll?

Part of Start8 Shell Extension by Stardock Software Inc

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How is start8shell32.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - start8shell32.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {6A451C0A-9597-4915-BCCE-6E859BC996B2} with and identifier of Start8Shell extension. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the start8shell32.dll file.Of the 0.1% of start8shell32.dll users, 30.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\stardock\start8\start8shell32.dll

Are there other versions of Start8 Shell Extension?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

About Stardock Software, Inc

Stardock Corporation is is best known for computer programs that allow a user to modify or extend a graphical user interface as well as personal computer games More...
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File details

File name: start8shell32.dll
Publisher: Stardock Software, Inc (verified)
Name: Start8 Shell Extension
Description: Start8 Shell Extension
Product version:
Size: 114.76 KB
Original file name: Start8Shell.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 4/10/2011
Expiration date: 4/10/2014

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {6A451C0A-9597-4915-BCCE-6E859BC996B2}
Command: Start8Shell extension

Image hashes

MD5: 762b95b986e0763ae9c1df57e6003f1f
SHA-1: d946019036229ac49d26d3896941f24cccb281fe

PE image details

File packed: No
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