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What is fontext.dll?

Part of Windows Font Folder by Microsoft

What is it?

The Windows Font Folder shell extension contains all the font files used on the Windows system and implements the Windows fonts folder whenever new fonts are installed using the control panel or when new devices are installed. Windows Font Folder (fontext.dll) updates the list of fonts installed in Windows.
(fontext.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is fontext.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - fontext.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534} with and identifier of Fonts. 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.
Windows Font Folder is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the fontext.dll file.Of the 0.5% of fontext.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Windows Font Folder?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (5.2.3790.131072)

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File details

File name: fontext.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Font Folder
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710)
Product version: 5.2.3790.3959
Size: 374 KB
Original file name: FontExt.dll
Windows file protection: Yes

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}
Command: Fonts

Image hashes

MD5: 90859209c4a77deb8c4e2f74a69aa059
SHA-1: a4e19157a1622bcb7e05a2462cc81c2abbf8e729
SHA-256: 85928d6b1c923c650d4fa565938fcdd485cc9c0d8f6b53a953b89fd1572ba785

PE image details

File entropy: 6.36669
File packed: No
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