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What is shlext.dll?

Part of Avira Antivirus Premium by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

What is it?

Avira Shell Extension Library is part of Avira Antivirus Premium which includes all features of the Free edition plus it runs as a background process which checks every file opened or downloaded. Like many antivirus programs, it can run a full or custom scan to check the computer for malware in order to remove them. It updates its virus definitions automatically everyday by default and includes Email scanning and WebGuard to block access to malicious sites.
Description of shlext.dll from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
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How is shlext.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - shlext.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of Shell Extension for Malware scanning. 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.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the shlext.dll file.Of the 0.3% of shlext.dll users, 16.7% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\shlext.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

About Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

Avira Operations GmbH is a German antivirus software company. Avira is one of the most widely used antivirus programs in the world, with 100 million users world More...
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File details

File name: shlext.dll
Publisher: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG (verified)
Name: Avira Antivirus Premium
Description: Avira Shell Extension Library
Version: 13.6.0.400
Size: 152.78 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/20/2011
Expiration date: 7/20/2014

Context menu handler details

Name: Shell Extension for Malware scanning

Image hashes

MD5: c8cef67793ec2c3f6ac9f5facf9703c4
SHA-1: 529d51282c618fdc28a112b4227fef927961a750
SHA-256: a0a7ea0257ec093c9eaa26f03a82e0aa3d29cb41d5cdda3c08318a14d976b0e9

PE image details

File packed: No
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