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What is shellext.dll?

Part of America Online, Inc. AOLShell by America Online

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How is shellext.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - shellext.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {955B7B84-5308-419c-8ED8-0B9CA3C56985}. 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the shellext.dll file.Of the 0.1% of shellext.dll users, 77.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\aolshare\shell\us\shellext.dll

Are there other versions of America Online, Inc. AOLShell?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About America Online, Inc.

American Online, commonly called AOL, is a global advertising-supported Web company, with display advertising network in the U.S., a substantial worldwide audie More...
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File details

File name: shellext.dll
Name: America Online, Inc. AOLShell
Description: AOL Shell Extension
Version: 1, 0, 0, 1
Size: 104 KB

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {955B7B84-5308-419c-8ED8-0B9CA3C56985}

Image hashes

MD5: 550c882ba476bb18b002f69db3c26740
SHA-1: 96379f2bba8eba44e50ad387c28db2d6ebaac3c9
SHA-256: 075b83d51ab254acc447bc84b5308bba1f5714ce7d31a4c8e57043470519dba4

PE image details

File packed: No
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