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What is shellext.dll?

Part of Microsoft Security Client by Microsoft

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How is shellext.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - shellext.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of EPP. 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 - shellext.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {09A47860-11B0-4DA5-AFA5-26D86198A780} with and identifier of EPP. 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the shellext.dll file.Of the 0.1% of shellext.dll users, 18.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft security client\shellext.dll

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: shellext.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Security Client
Description: Microsoft Security Client Shell Extension
Version: 2.0.0657.0
Size: 293.57 KB
Original file name: ShellExt.exe.mui

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 7/19/2010
Expiration date: 10/19/2011

Context menu handler details

Name: EPP

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {09A47860-11B0-4DA5-AFA5-26D86198A780}
Command: EPP

Image hashes

MD5: 647fc72551bef58d0acbf465363c8751
SHA-1: 948224d42e7f4529031ab6a9cb920eaead40af25
SHA-256: e3781fc68d435900e8d9712e6506db81d68ff05508f6782fc58ad5e164d734ae

PE image details

File entropy: 6.38339
File packed: No
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