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What is hxvz.dll?

Part of Microsoft ® Help 2.5 by Microsoft

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How is hxvz.dll loaded?

Safe for scripting control - hxvz.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {314111b8-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294} with and identifier of CLSID\{314111b8-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. Safe for scripting is a Windows policy that disables the Internet Explorer security prompt for Windows Installer scripts. It allows Web-based programs to install software on the computer without notifying the user. By default, when a script hosted by an Internet browser tries to install a program on the system, the system warns users and allows them to select or refuse the installation. This setting suppresses the warning and allows the installation to proceed.
Safe for initializing control - hxvz.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {314111b8-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294} with and identifier of CLSID\{314111b8-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. When a program is initialized, it can receive data from another program for initializing its state. This is a potential security hazard because the data could come from an untrusted source. Programs that guarantee no security breach regardless of the data source are considered safe for initialization and are registered as such.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the hxvz.dll file.Of the 0.6% of hxvz.dll users, 10.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\help\hxvz.dll

Are there other versions of Microsoft ® Help 2.5?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: hxvz.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft ® Help 2.5
Description: Microsoft® Help Visuals
Version: 2.05.50727.762 (SP.050727-7600)
Product version: 2.05.50727.762
Size: 291.75 KB
Original file name: HXVZ.DLL

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {314111c6-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}
Command: CLSID\{314111c6-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {314111c6-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}
Command: CLSID\{314111c6-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: 0fa4266937b383328447afced0da2a4e
SHA-1: 31801b34df77d40f4d1d26bb4401ffb80f36cbbf
SHA-256: 8dc7c9c72d5cd9abd2854a42d75e8ebdfeccf8d072b954186e89e78b0aa969f5

PE image details

File packed: No
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