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What is shmedia.dll?

Part of Media File Property Extractor Shell Extension by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft has extended the ability of the Explorer to also act as a picture viewer, music player and media player. The Media File Property Extractor Shell Extension extracts information from a medial file such as a movie or picture for display in Windows Explorer.
(shmedia.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is shmedia.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - shmedia.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {875CB1A1-0F29-45de-A1AE-CFB4950D0B78} with and identifier of Audio Media Properties 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.
Media File Property Extractor Shell Extension is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the shmedia.dll file.Of the 0.3% of shmedia.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Media File Property Extractor ...?

What else is related?

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: shmedia.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Media File Property Extractor Shell Extension
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.00.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710)
Product version: 6.00.3790.3959
Size: 148.5 KB
Original file name: shmedia.dll
Windows file protection: Yes

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}
Command: Video Thumbnail Extractor

Image hashes

MD5: df3c7a4953bb3876b1002200dbbfe31f
SHA-1: 5ba484604c5ab1931bad06b66a11189265a378c9
SHA-256: 818bb91027cfa795bfd0a24eb722ed89f011bbad927c48b6e63f69f97eef1de0

PE image details

File entropy: 6.66565
File packed: No
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