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What is navshext.dll?

Part of Symantec Shared Component by Symantec

What is it?

Norton 360 by Symantec, is marketed as an all-in-one Windows PC security suite that includes an antivirus, a personal firewall, a phishing protection program and a backup program. What distinguishes this suite from Norton Internet Security is the inclusion of file backup and PC maintenance capabilities. Norton 360 is distributed as a download, a box copy, or is preinstalled on computers as OEM software.
Description of navshext.dll from Symantec
Norton 360 delivers all-in-one security for everything the computer users in your family care about, providing automatic and transparent protection from viruses, spyware, fraudulent Web sites, phishing scams, intrusions, and the latest online threats. With a renewable subscription, up to three PCs in your household are continuously protected, safeguarding your family when they shop or bank online, play games, send email, or download files. Norton 360 also helps keep your PCs tuned for peak performance. Plus, it protects the data on them by making it easy to automatically back up and restore important files locally or to a secure online storage service. Requires high-speed Internet access. 2 GB of online storage included, with option to purchase more.
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How is navshext.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - navshext.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu. 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.
Symantec Shared Component is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the navshext.dll file.Of the 0.5% of navshext.dll users, 12.5% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\norton 360\engine64\\navshext.dll

Are there other versions of Symantec Shared Component?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

About Symantec Corporation

Symantec provides security, storage and systems management software for business and individual use. The company helps customers protect their information, iden More...
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File details

File name: navshext.dll
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Symantec Shared Component
Description: Symantec Shared Component Shell Extension Module
Product version: 16.8
Size: 264.36 KB
Original file name: NavShExt.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/7/2010
Expiration date: 11/23/2013

Context menu handler details

Name: Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu

Image hashes

MD5: be6caa83ca2b776bc925fc2d44a4e63d
SHA-1: 930541a6cd80c7496e8d2fd9dfaa6d1ec5b42006
SHA-256: c871e1c902720e49464e73e3f1205b243dafb60ae87caeb4e6da447f2579fb50

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File entropy: 6.15177
File packed: No
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