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What is mshtml.dll?

Part of Windows® Internet Explorer by Microsoft

What is it?

Mshtml.dll is at the heart of Internet Explorer and takes care of its HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) parsing and rendering functionality. Mshtml.dll exposes interfaces that enable you to host it as an active document. Other applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visio, and many non-Microsoft applications also expose active document interfaces so they can be hosted by shdocvw.dll. For example, when a user browses from an HTML page to a Word document, mshtml.dll is
Description of mshtml.dll from Microsoft
Internet Explorer is designed to make it easy to browse and interact with websites on your intranet or on the Internet.
(mshtml.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is mshtml.dll loaded?

PROTOCOLS handler - mshtml.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of about with and identifier of {3050F406-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B}. Asynchronous pluggable protocols such as a Protocol Handlers enables applications to create pluggable protocol handlers that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Approved shell extension - mshtml.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {25336920-03f9-11cf-8fd0-00aa00686f13} with and identifier of HTML Document. 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.
Windows® Internet Explorer is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the mshtml.dll file.Of the 0.5% of mshtml.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module mshtml.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
                              0.00283048% CPU235.9%
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)

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File details

File name: mshtml.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows® Internet Explorer
Description: Microsoft (R) HTML Viewer
Version: 8.00.6001.19222 (longhorn_ie8_gdr.120227-1715)
Product version: 8.00.6001.19222
Size: 5.7 MB
Original file name: MSHTML.DLL
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.0028304795%
Privileged CPU: 0.0016884283%
User CPU: 0.0011420512%
Module memory size: 5.71 MB

PROTOCOLS handler details

Name: kuwo
Command: {3050f3DA-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B}

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {3050f3d9-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b}
Command: MSHTML Document

Image hashes

MD5: c34fc3162fe56d908a7285b5983d03ff
SHA-1: 3abee9de7be168de8ae3de5f3e5fa6cd1b08d2e0

PE image details

File entropy: 6.72050
File packed: No
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