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What is netshell.dll?

Part of Network Connections Shell by Microsoft

(netshell.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is netshell.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - netshell.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E} with and identifier of Network Connections. 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.
Network Connections Shell is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the netshell.dll file.Of the 0.5% of netshell.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module netshell.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
 0.00001411% CPU1.2%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Network Connections Shell?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: netshell.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Network Connections Shell
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852)
Product version: 5.1.2600.5512
Size: 1.63 MB
Original file name: netshell.dll
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.0000141072%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000070536%
User CPU: 0.0000070536%
Module memory size: 1.64 MB

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
Command: Network Connections

Image hashes

MD5: 062f837c1fbdb6a0a75f82efc2ee8e74
SHA-1: 93a40e968c9ff4bbae8397f55db8b291d9e4e0a0
SHA-256: 3c0bfa381cbc2c55b58a8942a7148a6c27e244d26313efb4708dd5858c689e02

PE image details

File entropy: 5.31275
File packed: No
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