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What is urlmon.dll?

Part of Windows® Internet Explorer by Microsoft

What is it?

Urlmon.dll is part of Microsoft Internet Explorer and offers functionality for MIME handling and code download. Internet Explorer uses two mechanisms for registering new URL protocol handlers. The first method is to register a URL protocol and its associated application so that all attempts to navigate to a URL using that protocol launch the application (for example, registering applications to handle mailto: or news: URLs). The second method uses the Asynchronous Pluggable Protocols API, which
Description of urlmon.dll from Microsoft
Asynchronous pluggable protocols enable developers to create pluggable protocol handlers, MIME filters, and namespace handlers that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and later and a URL moniker. Applications can use pluggable protocol handlers to handle a custom Uniform Resource Locator (URL) protocol scheme or filter data for a designated MIME type. The ability to handle a custom URL protocol scheme using a pluggable protocol handler allows developers to implement new or custom protocol
(urlmon.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is urlmon.dll loaded?

PROTOCOLS filter - urlmon.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of Class Install Handler with and identifier of {32B533BB-EDAE-11d0-BD5A-00AA00B92AF1}. Asynchronous pluggable protocols such as a Protocol Filter enables applications to create MIME filters that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Pluggable MIME filters can be used to filter data for a particular MIME type and allows that application to read and write data.
PROTOCOLS handler - urlmon.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of cdl with and identifier of {3dd53d40-7b8b-11D0-b013-00aa0059ce02}. Asynchronous pluggable protocols such as a Protocol Handlers enables applications to create pluggable protocol handlers that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Windows® Internet Explorer is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the urlmon.dll file.Of the 0.2% of urlmon.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module urlmon.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
                              0.00169668% CPU141.4%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Windows® Internet Explorer?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: urlmon.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows® Internet Explorer
Description: OLE32 Extensions for Win32
Version: 8.00.6001.19394 (longhorn_ie8_gdr.121220-1544)
Product version: 8.00.6001.19394
Size: 1.16 MB
Original file name: UrlMon.dll
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.0016966803%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012934901%
User CPU: 0.0004031902%
Module memory size: 1.2 MB

PROTOCOLS filter details

Name: lzdhtml
Command: {8f6b0360-b80d-11d0-a9b3-006097942311}

PROTOCOLS handler details

Name: mk
Command: {79eac9e6-baf9-11ce-8c82-00aa004ba90b}

Image hashes

MD5: 84a5c7b9b1b82f94a8245781fd44d8ba
SHA-1: b75d57f32479d6395f928a0b698373449659b210
SHA-256: 4853e526e90c6adbce98790902c4fa2ba318e9a988f5e20ff57d182ac5c0174b

PE image details

File entropy: 6.60055
File packed: No
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