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What is dfshim.dll?

Part of Microsoft® .NET Framework by Microsoft

What is it?

ClickOnce Application Deployment Support Library is part of the .Net Frameworks ClickOnce deployment and installation methods for applications. The deployment and update activities can be controlled through the use of a pair of XML manifest files that describe the components of the system and the deployment activities that should occur.
Description of dfshim.dll from Microsoft
ClickOnce exists to simplify client deployment, but what does that mean? What problems is ClickOnce going to enable us to avoid? Client deployment is hard because it happens on each of many clients, potentially at many locations, and your code and all of the associated components have to work on all of the target machines.
(dfshim.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is dfshim.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - dfshim.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {e82a2d71-5b2f-43a0-97b8-81be15854de8} with and identifier of ShellLink for Application References. 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 0.4% of all Boost users have the dfshim.dll file.Of the 0.4% of dfshim.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Microsoft® .NET Framework?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: dfshim.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft® .NET Framework
Description: ClickOnce Application Deployment Support Library
Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000)
Product version: 2.0.50727.3053
Size: 94.49 KB
Original file name: dfshim.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {E37E2028-CE1A-4f42-AF05-6CEABC4E5D75}
Command: Shell Icon Handler for Application References

Image hashes

MD5: 09293cf7deee15b8e25bfe47ab658662
SHA-1: 63fe81aaca6389c51f7cb778dcc6a3832b787b28
SHA-256: 8ff4f80511894e3c394db2ea49e0c2bd4679af99052bdaeae9768c891af4c718

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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