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What is 7-zip.dll?

Part of 7-Zip by Igor Pavlov

What is it?

This is the 7-Zip Shell Extension which is installed as a context menu in the Windows shell. 7-Zip archive utility was developed as an open source project by Igor Pavlov. It is free to use at home or for commercial use. 7Zip runs on Windows and includes both a GUI interface and a command line interface. 7-Zip is the winner for its superior speed, support for multiple archive formats and its features missing some of which even missing from some commercial utilities.
Description of 7-zip.dll from Igor Pavlov
Open source and free archive utility that was developed by Igor Pavlov. 7Zip runs on Windows and includes both a GUI interface and a command line interface. The command line interface is also available on Linux and Mac. Originally designed to compete with other file formats 7Zip sports the 7Z format which is an efficient compression format that competes head to head with Zip and RAR. the current version of 7Zip supports many other file formats including Zip and RAR (read only). Opposite to archive utilities like WinZip and WinRAR, 7Zip is completely free and open source which makes it the archive utility of choice to many. 7Zip supports many advanced features sometimes not found even in commercial archive tools such as 256 bit WinZip compatible AES encryption on both file and folder level.
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How is 7-zip.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - 7-zip.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of 7-Zip. 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 - 7-zip.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {23170F69-40C1-278A-1000-000100020000} with and identifier of 7-Zip Shell Extension. 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 7-zip.dll file.Of the 0.4% of 7-zip.dll users, 54.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\7-zip\7-zip.dll

Are there other versions of 7-Zip?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: 7-zip.dll
Publisher: Igor Pavlov
Name: 7-Zip
Description: 7-Zip Shell Extension
Version: 9.32 alpha
Size: 77 KB
Original file name: 7-zip.dll

Context menu handler details

Name: Un-Zip for Windows

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {23170F69-40C1-278A-1000-000100020000}
Command: 7-Zip Shell Extension

Image hashes

MD5: 6e485f4c48208d04cc7e241e8f9df0ed
SHA-1: e0df82ac19609c988bdd2de971c46cb6543e2315

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
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