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What is shimgvw.dll?

Part of Photo Gallery Viewer by Microsoft

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

Shell open command - shimgvw.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of giffile with and identifier of rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the shimgvw.dll file.Of the 0.2% of shimgvw.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)

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File details

File name: shimgvw.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Photo Gallery Viewer
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 124.5 KB
Original file name: shimgvw.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Shell open command details

Name: pngfile
Command: rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1

Image hashes

MD5: 2f1d5d3dbeb8230d599e0b5a9f889929
SHA-1: f8611d1487955928310d370d0d913b57dbcfa26c
SHA-256: 4bda60c84f873bb7bd3c0193bf4885642924b6cc905278ca04e35ff76bc63c18

PE image details

File packed: No
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