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What is wmpshell.dll?

Part of Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player by Microsoft

Description of wmpshell.dll from Microsoft
Designed by media lovers, for media lovers. Windows Media Player 12—available only in Windows 7—plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library! Windows Media Player 12 has built-in support for many popular audio and video formats—including 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, and WMA. It also supports most AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files.
(wmpshell.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is wmpshell.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - wmpshell.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {8DD448E6-C188-4aed-AF92-44956194EB1F} with and identifier of Windows Media Player Play as Playlist Context Menu 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.
Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player is loaded by:

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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 wmpshell.dll file.Of the 0.3% of wmpshell.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\wmpshell.dll

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft More...
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File details

File name: wmpshell.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft(R) Windows Media Player
Description: Windows Media Player Launcher
Version: 10.00.00.3802
Size: 84 KB
Original file name: WMPSHELL.DLL
Windows file protection: Yes

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {F1B9284F-E9DC-4e68-9D7E-42362A59F0FD}
Command: Windows Media Player Add to Playlist Context Menu Handler

Image hashes

MD5: 4fe0168a4d20ad7aa0fad69039c92c4b
SHA-1: 96c45fb235d231e9f8365f5d18c7334c5743574f

PE image details

File entropy: 6.15741
File packed: No
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