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What is contextmenushim.dll?

Part of Adobe Acrobat Elements by Adobe Systems

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How is contextmenushim.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - contextmenushim.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu. 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 - contextmenushim.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {A6595CD1-BF77-430A-A452-18696685F7C7} with and identifier of Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu. 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 0.4% of all Boost users have the contextmenushim.dll file.Of the 0.4% of contextmenushim.dll users, 14.3% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\adobe\acrobat 11.0\acrobat elements\contextmenushim.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: contextmenushim.dll
Publisher: Adobe Systems Inc. (verified)
Name: Adobe Acrobat Elements
Description: Adobe Acrobat Context Menu
Version: 11.0.0
Size: 1.6 MB
Original file name: ContextMenuShim.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: Adobe Systems
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/20/2012
Expiration date: 9/21/2013

Context menu handler details

Name: Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {A6595CD1-BF77-430A-A452-18696685F7C7}
Command: Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu

Image hashes

MD5: 2400b684c9256c6e6dec3b1d13330728
SHA-1: e04a9f7b3ddadbfec2bf5e5b3c19b22a1ea2ebca
SHA-256: eebceffbf92a74f06b59b467142ec15a7ca93962a93f691774d9641a099c01c4

PE image details

File packed: No
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