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What is shell32.dll?

Part of Windows rendszerhéj - közös DLL by Microsoft

(shell32.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is shell32.dll loaded?

Shell execute hook - shell32.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {AEB6717E-7E19-11d0-97EE-00C04FD91972}. Shell execute hook are applications that extend the set of strings that can be executed by Windows. For example, Internet Explorer used a shell execute hook so that you could type http://www.microsoft.com/ into the Run dialog and invoke the Web browser.
Shell service object delay load - shell32.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of PostBootReminder. Applications listed here are loaded automatically by Explorer.exe when your Windows boots. Because Explorer.exe is the core shell for Windows, it will always start, thus always loading the applications registered withn the Shell Service Object and are loaded early in the startup process before a user can interact with the system.
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.
PROTOCOLS filter - shell32.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of text/webviewhtml with and identifier of {733AC4CB-F1A4-11d0-B951-00A0C90312E1}. Asynchronous pluggable protocols such as a Protocol Filter enables applications to create MIME filters that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Pluggable MIME filters can be used to filter data for a particular MIME type and allows that application to read and write data.
Context menu handler - shell32.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of Open With. 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.
Copy hook handler - shell32.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of FileSystem. Normally, users and applications can copy, move, delete, or rename folders with few restrictions. A program that implements a copy hook handler can control whether these operations take place. For instance, a copy hook handler can prevent critical folders from being renamed or deleted.
Safe for scripting control - shell32.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {1820FED0-473E-11D0-A96C-00C04FD705A2} with and identifier of CLSID\{1820FED0-473E-11D0-A96C-00C04FD705A2}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. Safe for scripting is a Windows policy that disables the Internet Explorer security prompt for Windows Installer scripts. It allows Web-based programs to install software on the computer without notifying the user. By default, when a script hosted by an Internet browser tries to install a program on the system, the system warns users and allows them to select or refuse the installation. This setting suppresses the warning and allows the installation to proceed.
Safe for initializing control - shell32.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {1820FED0-473E-11D0-A96C-00C04FD705A2} with and identifier of CLSID\{1820FED0-473E-11D0-A96C-00C04FD705A2}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. When a program is initialized, it can receive data from another program for initializing its state. This is a potential security hazard because the data could come from an untrusted source. Programs that guarantee no security breach regardless of the data source are considered safe for initialization and are registered as such.
Windows rendszerhéj - közös DLL is loaded by:

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the shell32.dll file.Of the 0.3% of shell32.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: shell32.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows rendszerhéj - közös DLL
Description: Microsoft® Windows® operációs rendszer
Version: 6.00.2900.6242 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.120608-1644)
Product version: 6.00.2900.6242
Size: 8.09 MB
Original file name: SHELL32.DLL
Windows file protection: Yes

Shell execute hook details

CLSID: {AEB6717E-7E19-11d0-97EE-00C04FD91972}

Shell service object delay load details

Name: CDBurn

Shell open command details

Name: themefile
Command: C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /ActioC:OpenTheme /filC:"%1"

PROTOCOLS filter details

Name: text/webviewhtml
Command: {733AC4CB-F1A4-11d0-B951-00A0C90312E1}

Context menu handler details

Name: New

Copy hook handler details

Name: FileSystem

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {72267F6A-A6F9-11D0-BC94-00C04FB67863}
Command: CLSID\{72267F6A-A6F9-11D0-BC94-00C04FB67863}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {72267F6A-A6F9-11D0-BC94-00C04FB67863}
Command: CLSID\{72267F6A-A6F9-11D0-BC94-00C04FB67863}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: ab61955b0d9c5e83f79f517355ccc1fe
SHA-1: 3b73c1fb415fe0ae204c3845b3f19d4c81aae7e7
SHA-256: 46f07e42134affa3070403e472b98571a6c3d03aecccf8f37a3ecc7bed981f9a

PE image details

File packed: No
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