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What is rpshell.dll?

Part of RealPlayer by RealNetworks

What is it?

RealPlayer Shell Extensions is part of RealPlayer, by RealNetworks, a cross-platform software product primarily used for the playing of recorded media. The media player is compatible with numerous formats within the multimedia realm, including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media, and multiple proprietary versions of RealAudio and RealVideo formats.
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How is rpshell.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - rpshell.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {F0CB00CD-5A07-4D91-97F5-A8C92CDA93E4} with and identifier of Shell Extensions for RealOne Player. 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the rpshell.dll file.Of the 0.5% of rpshell.dll users, 76.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ace mega codecs pack\systems\realmedia\rpshell.dll

Are there other versions of RealPlayer?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About RealNetworks, Inc.

RealNetworks delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real gave the Intern More...
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File details

File name: rpshell.dll
Publisher: RealNetworks, Inc. (verified)
Name: RealPlayer
Description: RealPlayer Shell Extensions
Size: 48.04 KB
Original file name: rpshellext.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: RealNetworks
Certificate authority: Thawte
Expiration date: 8/15/2013

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {F0CB00CD-5A07-4D91-97F5-A8C92CDA93E4}
Command: Shell Extensions for RealOne Player

Image hashes

MD5: 72e5c141b7c1f8f6a896f68e1c92a535
SHA-1: cb2da2a21b79e3373f466762531edd6cd13f1733

PE image details

File packed: No
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