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What is cryptext.dll?

Part of Crypto Shell Extensions by Microsoft

What is it?

The Cryptographic Application Programming Interface (also known variously as CryptoAPI, Microsoft Cryptography API, MS-CAPI or simply CAPI) is an application programming interface included with Microsoft Windows operating systems that provides services to enable developers to secure Windows-based applications using cryptography.
Description of cryptext.dll from Microsoft
Cryptography is the use of codes to convert data so that only a specific recipient will be able to read it, using a key. Microsoft cryptographic technologies include CryptoAPI, Cryptographic Service Providers (CSP), CryptoAPI Tools, CAPICOM, WinTrust, issuing and managing certificates, and developing customizable public key infrastructures. Certificate and smart card enrollment, certificate management, and custom module development are also described.
(cryptext.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is cryptext.dll loaded?

Shell open command - cryptext.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of CATFile with and identifier of rundll32.exe cryptext.dll,CryptExtOpenCAT %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.
Approved shell extension - cryptext.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {7444C717-39BF-11D1-8CD9-00C04FC29D45} with and identifier of Crypto PKO 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.
Crypto Shell Extensions is loaded by:


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

Are there other versions of Crypto Shell Extensions?

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: cryptext.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Crypto Shell Extensions
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.131.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2113)
Product version: 5.131.2600.5512
Size: 52.5 KB
Original file name: CryptExt.dll
Windows file protection: Yes

Shell open command details

Name: STLFile
Command: rundll32.exe cryptext.dll,CryptExtOpenCTL %1

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {7444C719-39BF-11D1-8CD9-00C04FC29D45}
Command: Crypto Sign Extension

Image hashes

MD5: 0ff2a9c32b60cec0e9807b682c9d7aa6
SHA-1: 4096faf5f7c15d8d193bc155619bcd81a0c37364

PE image details

File entropy: 5.88076
File packed: No
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