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What is photoviewershimx64.dll?

Part of Windows Live™ Photo Gallery by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Photo Gallery is a photo editing software that is a part of Microsoft's Windows Essentials software suite. Windows Photo Gallery provides management, tagging, and searching capabilities for digital photos. It provides an image viewer that can replace the default OS image viewer, and a photo import tool that can be used to acquire photos from a camera or other removable media.
Description of photoviewershimx64.dll from Microsoft
Windows Live Photo Gallery has everything you need to edit, organize and share your photos. Photo Gallery even makes publishing your photos to websites like Facebook, Flickr and Windows Live SkyDrive easy. mport photos into Photo Gallery directly from your camera or mobile phone so you can edit, organize and share them. Photo Gallery makes organizing, editing and sharing photos and videos easy. Sort through thousands of photos to find the ones you're after, use editing tools to make them look th
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How is photoviewershimx64.dll loaded?

Autoplay handler - photoviewershimx64.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of MSLivePhotoAcquireDropHandler with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSLivePhotoAcquireDropHandler. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.
Approved shell extension - photoviewershimx64.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {00F33137-EE26-412F-8D71-F84E4C2C6625}. 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the photoviewershimx64.dll file.Of the 0.2% of photoviewershimx64.dll users, 24.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\photo gallery\photoviewershimx64.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: photoviewershimx64.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Live™ Photo Gallery
Description: Windows Live Photo Gallery
Version: 15.4.3550.0324_ship.wlx.w4m4-rawCodec (retail)
Product version: 15.4.3550.0324
Size: 51.86 KB
Original file name: DropTargetShim.dll

Digital certificate

Autoplay handler details

Name: MSLiveShowPicturesOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSLiveShowPicturesOnArrival

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {00F30F90-3E96-453B-AFCD-D71989ECC2C7}

Image hashes

MD5: f0a87489bf9e3765e889250e52e56d05
SHA-1: 04b31c734d54e78588ccf7ac192a2ecbb69b5196
SHA-256: 8bf8685478e89c26003caa40c1da1a097556ec5fa1bd6de7dabfce295fd7b471

PE image details

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