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What is shellext50.dll?

Part of Scansoft PDF Products by Nuance Communications

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How is shellext50.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - shellext50.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {69FAF551-9023-4584-AE16-CEBCB07F5C6B}. 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.
Context menu handler - shellext50.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of PDFC5.ShellExtension. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the shellext50.dll file.Of the 0.6% of shellext50.dll users, 10.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nuance\pdf professional 5\shellext50.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: shellext50.dll
Name: Scansoft PDF Products
Description: PDF Converter Shell Extension AddIn
Version: 5.0.8102.100
Product version: 5.0
Size: 48.5 KB
Original file name: SHELLEXT.DLL

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {69FAF551-9023-4584-AE16-CEBCB07F5C6B}

Context menu handler details

Name: PDFC5.ShellExtension

Image hashes

MD5: 4d022411c785e2aff9a872ee1b7f6d68
SHA-1: f91060b2bf9edbd97b9414a837dde2350c478338
SHA-256: 693b6bc89ae3cf805137c8cf9912152f489693dfc09dd5eb8e17d9775d7b5bcc

PE image details

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