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What is linkdrophandler.dll?

Part of Shortcut Drop Handler Shell Extension by Altova GmbH

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How is linkdrophandler.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - linkdrophandler.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {83D96563-DB11-42DF-92F9-32CE7BA54ED8} with and identifier of Altova Shortcut Drop Handler. 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the linkdrophandler.dll file.Of the 0.3% of linkdrophandler.dll users, 14.3% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\altova\sharedbetweenversions\linkdrophandler.dll

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: linkdrophandler.dll
Publisher: Altova GmbH (verified)
Name: Shortcut Drop Handler Shell Extension
Description: LinkDropHandler
Version: 1, 2, 0, 0
Size: 1.53 MB
Original file name: LinkDropHandler.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: Altova Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/20/2011
Expiration date: 7/24/2014

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {83D96563-DB11-42DF-92F9-32CE7BA54ED8}
Command: Altova Shortcut Drop Handler

Image hashes

MD5: 5cc2da1cc8dfcd7f1179708fa4b67e97
SHA-1: 6d671490730d7e4d891a08d7488e749732dad3a2
SHA-256: 8dd067e3161fba49d5db84b83a823223f11c685f5e6cfd2e9b56a12975c3fec5

PE image details

File packed: No
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