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What is mscomctl.ocx?

Part of COMCTL by Microsoft

What is it?

Like other control windows, a common control is a child window that an application uses in conjunction with another window to enable interaction with the user. Mscomctl.ocx contains Windows Common Controls 6.0 and was included with Visual Studio 6.0.
Description of mscomctl.ocx from Microsoft
A control is a child window that an application uses in conjunction with another window to enable user interaction. Controls are most often used within dialog boxes, but they can also be used in other windows. Controls within dialog boxes provide the user with a way to type text, choose options, and initiate actions. Controls in other windows provide a variety of services, such as letting the user choose commands, view status, and view and edit text.
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How is mscomctl.ocx loaded?

Safe for scripting control - mscomctl.ocx has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {1EFB6596-857C-11D1-B16A-00C0F0283628} with and identifier of CLSID\{1EFB6596-857C-11D1-B16A-00C0F0283628}\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 - mscomctl.ocx has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {1EFB6596-857C-11D1-B16A-00C0F0283628} with and identifier of CLSID\{1EFB6596-857C-11D1-B16A-00C0F0283628}\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.
Automation object - mscomctl.ocx has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {1EFB6596-857C-11D1-B16A-00C0F0283628} with and identifier of CLSID\{1EFB6596-857C-11D1-B16A-00C0F0283628}\Implemented Categories\{40FC6ED5-2438-11CF-A3DB-080036F12502}. Automation objects are referred to as ActiveX objects.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.0% of all Boost users have the mscomctl.ocx file.Of the 0.0% of mscomctl.ocx users, 13.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\mscomctl.ocx

Are there other versions of COMCTL?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Developer Preview (6.2.8102.0)

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File details

File name: mscomctl.ocx
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: COMCTL
Description: Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control DLL
Version: 6.01.8341
Size: 1.01 MB
Original file name: COMCTL32.OCX

Digital certificate

Issued to: VeriSign
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {F91CAF91-225B-43A7-BB9E-472F991FC402}
Command: CLSID\{F91CAF91-225B-43A7-BB9E-472F991FC402}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {F91CAF91-225B-43A7-BB9E-472F991FC402}
Command: CLSID\{F91CAF91-225B-43A7-BB9E-472F991FC402}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Automation object details

CLSID: {F91CAF91-225B-43A7-BB9E-472F991FC402}
Command: CLSID\{F91CAF91-225B-43A7-BB9E-472F991FC402}\Implemented Categories\{40FC6ED5-2438-11CF-A3DB-080036F12502}

Image hashes

MD5: e3ba7e09e42715484cf5a50b4f1df568
SHA-1: b6f058a6b1efea306e918157a3d6d8fc3442e753

PE image details

File entropy: 6.37423
File packed: No
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