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What is gbdetect.dll?

Part of GBDetect Module by Adobe Systems

Description of gbdetect.dll from Adobe Systems
When you install Acrobat or Adobe Reader on a system with a browser, you automatically configure the browser to open PDF files within the browser window. Acrobat and Adobe Reader install ActiveX plug-in files that allow you to use Internet Explorer or AOL to open PDF files. To open PDF files in a browser window, the ActiveX folder must contain the following files: Acropdf.dll; Acroiehelper.dll; Gbdetect.dll; and Pdfshell.dll.
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How is gbdetect.dll loaded?

Safe for scripting control - gbdetect.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {4F878398-E58A-11D3-BEE9-00C04FA0D6BA} with and identifier of CLSID\{4F878398-E58A-11D3-BEE9-00C04FA0D6BA}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. Safe for scripting is a Windows policy that disables the Internet Explorer security prompt for Windows Installer scripts. It allows Web-based programs to install software on the computer without notifying the user. By default, when a script hosted by an Internet browser tries to install a program on the system, the system warns users and allows them to select or refuse the installation. This setting suppresses the warning and allows the installation to proceed.
Safe for initializing control - gbdetect.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {4F878398-E58A-11D3-BEE9-00C04FA0D6BA} with and identifier of CLSID\{4F878398-E58A-11D3-BEE9-00C04FA0D6BA}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. When a program is initialized, it can receive data from another program for initializing its state. This is a potential security hazard because the data could come from an untrusted source. Programs that guarantee no security breach regardless of the data source are considered safe for initialization and are registered as such.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the gbdetect.dll file.Of the 0.4% of gbdetect.dll users, 14.3% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\adobe\acrobat 6.0\reader\activex\gbdetect.dll

Are there other versions of GBDetect Module?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: gbdetect.dll
Name: GBDetect Module
Description: GBDetect Module
Size: 84 KB
Original file name: GBDetect.DLL

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {4F878398-E58A-11D3-BEE9-00C04FA0D6BA}
Command: CLSID\{4F878398-E58A-11D3-BEE9-00C04FA0D6BA}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {4F878398-E58A-11D3-BEE9-00C04FA0D6BA}
Command: CLSID\{4F878398-E58A-11D3-BEE9-00C04FA0D6BA}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: de805ed7c0725507388310b8d6148136
SHA-1: 9aab58aeb01698588b441ba549216a4cccf6b5bd
SHA-256: 08497af2fa0aec394fe89edaa6c77ad0acc971bacaee200550ff2010162c2a43

PE image details

File entropy: 5.10986
File packed: No
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