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What is shell32.dll?

Part of DLL commune du shell Windows by Microsoft

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How does shell32.dll run?

Process - shell32.dll is an instance of a running program. DLL commune du shell Windows is launched by the program (host) rundll32.exe (Windows host process (Rundll32) by Microsoft) typically with a command like "C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does shell32.dll start?

Internet Explorer bar - shell32.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1}. Explorer Bars within Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser reserve part of the browser window, either the side or the bottom of the browser window to load an application in a way that is not directly related to the viewable content of Web pages.
Internet Explorer web browser - shell32.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {0E5CBF21-D15F-11D0-8301-00AA005B4383}. An IE Web Browser application supplements some of Internet Explorer's user interface components for browsing by adding additional features that interact with the Internet Explorer Browser. This is accomplished by utilizing Internet Explorer's layout and rendering engine and extending it.
Shell open command - shell32.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of msstylesfile with and identifier of C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL C:\Windows\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Appearance /ActioC:OpenMSTheme /filC:"%1". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
DLL commune du shell Windows is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the shell32.dll process running.Of the 0.2% of shell32.dll users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is shell32.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU430.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.3 MB RAM33.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of DLL commune du shell Windows?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: shell32.dll
Name: DLL commune du shell Windows
Description: Système d'exploitation Microsoft® Windows®
Version: 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Product version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 13.52 MB
Original file name: SHELL32.DLL

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000430621%
Privileged CPU: 0%
User CPU: 0.00004306210726%
CPU cycle count: 1,656,903,777
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 67.87 MB
Peak committed memory: 69.37 MB
Paged memory: 7.3 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.5 MB
Paged system memory: 124.85 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.68 KB
Working set memory: 6.44 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.52 MB
Min working set memory: 6.39 MB
Private memory: 7.3 MB
Page faults: 2,619
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Total read transfer: 388 Bytes
Total other operations: 747
Total other transfer: 10.67 KB
Handle count average: 136
Thread count average: 6

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Hosted Process
Process Command
"C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl

Internet Explorer bar details

CLSID: {C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1}

IE web browser details

CLSID: {0E5CBF21-D15F-11D0-8301-00AA005B4383}

Shell open command details

Name: msstylesfile
Command: C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL C:\Windows\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Appearance /ActioC:OpenMSTheme /filC:"%1"

Image hashes

MD5: 65f24c34040d1d73e819e8f83ec385f9
SHA-1: 3e2eff64993965b74fe91372f7ea058339450431

PE image details

File packed: No
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