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What is shimgvw.dll?

Part of Operativsystemet Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

(shimgvw.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is shimgvw.dll loaded?

Autoplay handler - shimgvw.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of MSPrintPicturesOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSPrintPicturesOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.
Shell open command - shimgvw.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of jpegfile with and identifier of rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1. A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
Approved shell extension - shimgvw.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {e84fda7c-1d6a-45f6-b725-cb260c236066} with and identifier of Shell Image Verbs. 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the shimgvw.dll file.Of the 0.2% of shimgvw.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\shimgvw.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: shimgvw.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Operativsystemet Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Visningsprogram för bilder och fax
Version: 6.00.2900.6072 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.110121-1719)
Product version: 6.00.2900.6072
Size: 429.5 KB
Original file name: shimgvw.dll
Windows file protection: Yes

Autoplay handler details

Name: MSPrintPicturesOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSPrintPicturesOnArrival

Shell open command details

Name: pngfile
Command: rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {eb9b1153-3b57-4e68-959a-a3266bc3d7fe}
Command: Shell Image Property Handler

Image hashes

MD5: 7481362a9d6b25953bda568c314c567e
SHA-1: c819fbdc89a382b0f5677296364fa44a3ba9dd0d
SHA-256: d3f6919171da8a8eb67871ea38e59f81b8e5ac141ffa5f730dccb515cf82d513

PE image details

File packed: No
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