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What is shlext64.dll?

Part of Avira Internet Security by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

What is it?

Avira Shell Extension Library 64-bit is part of Avira Internet Security which includes all features of the Free and Premium edition plus it runs as a background process which checks every file opened or downloaded. Like many antivirus programs, it can run a full or custom scan to check the computer for malware in order to remove them. It includes Email scanning, anti-spam module to block unsolicited emails, personal firewall to block hackers and parental controls.
Description of shlext64.dll from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Internet Security includes enhanced web and social network parental controls that let you manage web use without having to look over your child’s shoulder. The popular Safe Browsing feature filters undesirable or malicious content and even allows you to set time limits on your kids’ surfing sessions. The antivirus module in Internet Security is enhanced by the Avira Protection Cloud, which links the virus scanner to the very latest threat information. Antispam and an advanced phishing filter proactively blocks even the craftiest email scams and spam, while a two-way personal firewall ensures optimum data privacy and protection from hackers.
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How is shlext64.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - shlext64.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of Shell Extension for Malware scanning. 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.
Approved shell extension - shlext64.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {45AC2688-0253-4ED8-97DE-B5370FA7D48A} with and identifier of Shell Extension for Malware scanning. 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.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the shlext64.dll file.Of the 0.2% of shlext64.dll users, 16.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\shlext64.dll

Are there other versions of Avira Internet Security?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

Avira Operations GmbH is a German antivirus software company. Avira is one of the most widely used antivirus programs in the world, with 100 million users world More...
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File details

File name: shlext64.dll
Publisher: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG (verified)
Name: Avira Internet Security
Description: Avira Shell Extension Library 64-bit
Version: 13.6.0.1262
Size: 2.18 MB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Context menu handler details

Name: Shell Extension for Malware scanning

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {45AC2688-0253-4ED8-97DE-B5370FA7D48A}
Command: Shell Extension for Malware scanning

Image hashes

MD5: 839bc0020259a074457ce1e4f2a834f3
SHA-1: a33daf6720ba3a5cdd05294512505f2ef82a76d8

PE image details

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