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What is pdfshell.dll?

Part of Adobe PDF Shell Extension by Adobe Systems

What is it?

Adobe PDF Shell Extension for Adobe Acrobat Reader is a shell extension that is executed by Windows Explorer to retrieve metadata about the selected PDF file. The Adobe shell extension adds this extra data so that users can see details about a file at a glance in Windows Explorer. Details include Title, Author, Subject, Size and thumbnail image; details that typically occur in tooltips.
Description of pdfshell.dll from Adobe Systems
When you install Acrobat or Adobe Reader on a system with a browser, you automatically configure the browser to open PDF files within the browser window. Acrobat and Adobe Reader install ActiveX plug-in files that allow you to use Internet Explorer or AOL to open PDF files. To open PDF files in a browser window, the ActiveX folder must contain the following files: Acropdf.dll; Acroiehelper.dll; Gbdetect.dll; and Pdfshell.dll.
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How is pdfshell.dll loaded?

Process Module - pdfshell.dll is loaded as a DLL (dynamic link library) module within the process Explorer.EXE (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation) via run-time dynamic linking.
Adobe PDF Shell Extension is loaded by:

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the pdfshell.dll file.Of the 0.5% of pdfshell.dll users, 11.1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\pdfshell.dll

Are there other versions of Adobe PDF Shell Extension?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About Adobe Systems, Inc.

Adobe Systems Incorporated is a diversified software company. The Company offers a line of business and mobile software and services used by professionals, desi More...
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File details

File name: pdfshell.dll
Publisher: Adobe Systems, Inc. (verified)
Name: Adobe PDF Shell Extension
Description: PDF Shell Extension
Version: 9.5.3.305
Size: 371.72 KB
Original file name: PDFShell.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: Adobe Systems
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 11/5/2012

Image hashes

MD5: 61c04f112b21777a924b26bc81c0aa56
SHA-1: aa2b756116a0a81edc7d575cdb6ab0b797ab4f4a
SHA-256: 7c1e01debf73a9fad2f5987a9c0be60ebbd7e0f6c6cc18e8323a9381ba3f8819

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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