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What is xpsshhdr.dll?

Part of Package Document Shell Extension Handler by Microsoft

What is it?

The XML Paper Specification describes XPS documents and how they are organized internally and rendered externally. The XML Paper Specification builds on the Open Packaging Conventions. The XML Paper Specification is intended for producers who want to create document files in the XPS document format, and consumers who want to access, render, or process the contents of an XPS document.
Description of xpsshhdr.dll from Microsoft
The XML Paper Specification (XPS) provides users and developers with a robust, open and trustworthy format for electronic paper. The XML Paper Specification describes electronic paper in a way that can be read by hardware, read by software, and read by people. XPS documents print better, can be shared easier, are more secure and can be archived with confidence. The XML Paper Specification itself is platform independent, openly published, and available royalty-free and Microsoft has integrated XP
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How is xpsshhdr.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - xpsshhdr.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {45670FA8-ED97-4F44-BC93-305082590BFB} with and identifier of Microsoft.XPS.Shell.Metadata.1. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the xpsshhdr.dll file.Of the 0.5% of xpsshhdr.dll users, 11.1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows XP Professional (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)

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File details

File name: xpsshhdr.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Package Document Shell Extension Handler
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16438 (winmain(wmbla).070123-1305)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16438
Size: 569.83 KB
Original file name: xpsshhdr.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 4/4/2006
Expiration date: 10/4/2007

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {44121072-A222-48f2-A58A-6D9AD51EBBE9}
Command: Microsoft.XPS.Shell.Thumbnail.1

Image hashes

MD5: 25c1b17a3fd3e551e52c059acd4b4a69
SHA-1: 8221c309c8f262a5226b6fc4c2e51b01fc11dde5
SHA-256: b8438aa9864e15055be75874fa5366fc44fead2550c545e68fd74b094f8db023

PE image details

File entropy: 6.32534
File packed: No
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