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What is cabview.dll?

Part of Cabinet File Viewer Shell Extension by Microsoft

What is it?

Cabinet File Viewer Shell Extension is a shell extension for Explorer that allows the ability to obtain information about a selected CAB file. Cabinet files are compressed packages containing a number of related files. The format of a cabinet file is optimized for maximum compression. Cabinet files support a number of compression formats, including MSZIP, LZX, or uncompressed.
(cabview.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is cabview.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - cabview.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262} with and identifier of .CAB file viewer. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the cabview.dll file.Of the 0.2% of cabview.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: cabview.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Cabinet File Viewer Shell Extension
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 136 KB
Original file name: cabview.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}
Command: .CAB file viewer

Image hashes

MD5: db55d6ea72b92c8f8268a5b795156433
SHA-1: c648e1a2f196887d2dbaf4ed9c916073a0fbaee1

PE image details

File entropy: 6.42948
File packed: No
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