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What is shellext.dll?

Part of TextPad Add-On by Helios Software Solutions

What is it?

TextPad shell extension DLL is part of TextPad, a text editor for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.
Description of shellext.dll from Helios Software Solutions
When just getting the job done is work enough, the last thing you need is to waste time having to learn yet another computer application. Your experience with other tools should be relevant to each new application, making it possible to sit down and use that new application right away. That's why TextPad® is so popular. Whether you simply need a powerful replacement for Notepad, a tool for editing your web pages, or a programming IDE, TextPad does what you want, the way you would expect.
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How is shellext.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - shellext.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of TextPad. 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.
Approved shell extension - shellext.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {2F25CF20-C569-11D1-B94C-00608CB45480}. 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 0.6% 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\textpad 4\system\shellext.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: shellext.dll
Name: TextPad Add-On
Description: TextPad shell extension DLL
Version: 1.4
Size: 48 KB
Original file name: SHELLEXT.DLL

Context menu handler details

Name: TextPad

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {2F25CF20-C569-11D1-B94C-00608CB45480}

Image hashes

MD5: ea5f1e7620cfb18ee82aae7740cc2246
SHA-1: 9ad271960ac0d98efd418f00e2ddeda4ce66ac23
SHA-256: 66d57afaf089511a8712e36f2c371f9b079dd17c8c6b7a5b1ea66dc31eaaea83

PE image details

File packed: No
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