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What is wshext.dll?

Part of Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host by Microsoft

What is it?

The Microsoft Windows Script Host (WSH) is an automation technology for Microsoft Windows that provides scripting abilities comparable to batch files, but with a wider range of supported features. It was originally called Windows Scripting Host, but was renamed for the second release.
Description of wshext.dll from Microsoft
Microsoft® Windows® Script Host (WSH) is a language-independent scripting host for Windows Script compatible scripting engines. It brings simple, powerful, and flexible scripting to the Windows 32-bit platform, allowing you to run scripts from both the Windows desktop and the command prompt.
(wshext.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is wshext.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - wshext.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {60254CA5-953B-11CF-8C96-00AA00B8708C} with and identifier of Shell extensions for Windows Script Host. 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.
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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the wshext.dll file.Of the 0.3% of wshext.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (5.2.3790.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.2.3790.131072)

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File details

File name: wshext.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host
Description: Microsoft (R) Shell Extension for Windows Script Host
Size: 64 KB
Original file name: wshext.dll
Windows file protection: Yes

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {60254CA5-953B-11CF-8C96-00AA00B8708C}
Command: Shell extensions for Windows Script Host

Image hashes

MD5: e8df8a19cea4fed4286814c90d0a45d4
SHA-1: adefa03c47d3b24378c77c2f0e388b58f78eddec
SHA-256: e73aa0e9ef620e45b1c9ee444934bbca262bbd8528187a35547f5da646c9b8a8

PE image details

File entropy: 5.76223
File packed: No
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