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What is capicom.dll?

Part of CAPICOM Module by Microsoft

What is it?

CAPICOM is a discontinued ActiveX control created by Microsoft to help expose a select set of Microsoft Cryptographic Application Programming Interface (CryptoAPI) functions through Microsoft Component Object Model (COM). It was intended to enable every environment that supports ActiveX to use Microsoft Cryptographic technologies, including web pages that are opened with Microsoft Internet Explorer or any other web browser that supports ActiveX.
Description of capicom.dll from Microsoft
CAPICOM can be used to digitally sign data, inspect, verify and display their digital signature and/or digital certificate, add or remove certificates to or from the certificate stores, and finally, to encrypt or decrypt data. CAPICOM is available for use in the following operating systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. Instead, use the .NET Framework to implement security features.
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How is capicom.dll loaded?

Safe for scripting control - capicom.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {17E3A1C3-EA8A-4970-AF29-7F54610B1D4C} with and identifier of CLSID\{17E3A1C3-EA8A-4970-AF29-7F54610B1D4C}\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 - capicom.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {22A85CE1-F011-4231-B9E4-7E7A0438F71B} with and identifier of CLSID\{22A85CE1-F011-4231-B9E4-7E7A0438F71B}\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 capicom.dll file.Of the 0.4% of capicom.dll users, 14.3% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\capicom\capicom.dll

Are there other versions of CAPICOM Module?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: capicom.dll
Name: CAPICOM Module
Description: CAPICOM Module
Version: 2, 0, 0, 3
Size: 456 KB
Original file name: CAPICOM.DLL

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {3605B612-C3CF-4ab4-A426-2D853391DB2E}
Command: CLSID\{3605B612-C3CF-4ab4-A426-2D853391DB2E}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {3605B612-C3CF-4ab4-A426-2D853391DB2E}
Command: CLSID\{3605B612-C3CF-4ab4-A426-2D853391DB2E}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: 1b6e2050abbda860f4f9f245d1e150a5
SHA-1: c854d534de9128b7bb7792a12f31f4ea8c1fdfd4
SHA-256: b1a64c0af532f88c0fae5fef568d4b410eef5b6e78fcd71805edf3e329898617

PE image details

File packed: No
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