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What is ashshell.dll?

Part of avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software

What is it?

avast! Shell Extension - Avast Antivirus is a full-featured antivirus and anti-spyware scanning and removal product. Avast offers a web-reputation browser extension as well as virtualization technology. Accurate threat updates via avast updates are delivered automatically using PUSH update technology in Avast! Antivirus.
Description of ashshell.dll from AVAST Software
Free antivirus with anti-spyware protection for Windows. AVAST Software leads the security software industry – protecting 160 million PCs, Macs and Mobiles around the globe – by distributing FREE antivirus software that makes no compromises in terms of protection. Dependable and fast, with a small resource footprint, it often outperforms competitors’ paid-for antivirus suites.
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How is ashshell.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - ashshell.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of avast. Windows Explorer displays a context menu for a file object when it is clicked with the right mouse button. This context menu allows various operations to be performed on the file object from within Explorer, like printing it or opening it with another program.
Approved shell extension - ashshell.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} with and identifier of avast. 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the ashshell.dll file.Of the 0.2% of ashshell.dll users, 28.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\ashshell.dll

Are there other versions of avast! Antivirus?

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About AVAST Software

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File details

File name: ashshell.dll
Publisher: AVAST Software (verified)
Name: avast! Antivirus
Description: avast! Shell Extension
Version: 8.0.1497.376
Size: 119.11 KB
Original file name: ashShell.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVAST Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 1/31/2014

Context menu handler details

Name: avast

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24}
Command: avast

Image hashes

MD5: 5b2c482dd947dfbb82855ca4d2e173b2
SHA-1: f10c70e8090bad2fc5ef5a5af6097d863ded59be
SHA-256: c5b650271a190961c510a3b894f0bcf358d88b45c8b3425d4784ab10c5d51b2b

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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