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What is dsquery.dll?

Part of Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

(dsquery.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is dsquery.dll loaded?

Search handler - dsquery.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of ShellFindInDirectory. The Shell supports several search utilities that allow users to locate namespace objects such as files or printers. You can create a custom search engine and make it available to users by implementing and registering a search handler.
Approved shell extension - dsquery.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {8A23E65E-31C2-11d0-891C-00A024AB2DBB} with and identifier of Directory Query UI. 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the dsquery.dll file.Of the 0.3% of dsquery.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: dsquery.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Verzeichnisdienstsuche
Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2105)
Product version: 5.1.2600.5512
Size: 234.5 KB
Original file name: dsquery.dll
Windows file protection: Yes

Search handler details

Name: ShellFindInDirectory

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {F020E586-5264-11d1-A532-0000F8757D7E}
Command: Directory Start/Search Find

Image hashes

MD5: 9d30d05a6ba4a77c8ae207cc560f16d4
SHA-1: 7b20776accd21d8582ccf8d226a6808b56ccd57e
SHA-256: 3f6e1ff2a59a72a6f946f80b3e57e98092cc90bdf7ee7ead4056f89cf71344f6

PE image details

File packed: No
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