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What is setupapi.dll?

Part of Windows Setup API by Microsoft

(setupapi.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is setupapi.dll loaded?

Startup files (all users) run once - setupapi.dll is registered with the run identifier '151e0ea5-3e10-42cb-b621-192250a3b789' and the execution command 'rundll32.exe setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 128 C:\kbfilter.inf' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce. RunOnce keys are used to launch a service or background process whenever a user logs into Windows. Once the application is launched for the first time its entry will be removed from the Registry so it does not run again when the user logins again. Applications here are designed to be used primarily by Setup programs.
ActiveX install - setupapi.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {F09BFD07-20B5-46D8-A6D5-BE4EF22F1F4D}. ActiveX controls are sapplications that are used within Internet Explorer. They can enhance your browsing experience by allowing animation or they can help with tasks such as installing security updates at Microsoft Update. Some websites require you to install ActiveX controls to see the site or perform certain tasks on it.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the setupapi.dll file.Of the 0.4% of setupapi.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Windows Setup API?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: setupapi.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Setup API
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 1.59 MB
Original file name: SETUPAPI.DLL.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Startup files (all users) run once details

Name: 151e0ea5-3e10-42cb-b621-192250a3b789
Command: rundll32.exe setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 128 C:\kbfilter.inf

ActiveX install details

CLSID: {F09BFD07-20B5-46D8-A6D5-BE4EF22F1F4D}

Image hashes

MD5: 41323ab614a2b66ad77b1121d24ac895
SHA-1: 0a9d99a3a133d6dacec5aa95fdeb6b82a56ce679
SHA-256: 3b441e113365f597f5aa18979affd5f7f37f75ebfbba0ae821acee550e3eec05

PE image details

File packed: No
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