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What is sdshext.dll?

Part of Microsoft® Windows Backup Shell Extension by Microsoft

What is it?

You can use the Backup utility to back up and restore data on your computer's disks.
Description of sdshext.dll from Microsoft
Backup and Restore—improved for Windows 7—creates safety copies of your most important personal files, so you're always prepared for the worst. Let Windows choose what to back up, or pick individual folders, libraries, and drives yourself. Windows can back up files on whatever schedule you choose—just set it and forget it. You can back up to another drive or a DVD. And if you're using the Professional or Ultimate editions of Windows 7, you'll also have the option of backing up your files to a network.
(sdshext.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is sdshext.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - sdshext.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {877ca5ac-cb41-4842-9c69-9136e42d47e2} with and identifier of File Backup Index. 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the sdshext.dll file.Of the 0.1% of sdshext.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 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: sdshext.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft® Windows Backup Shell Extension
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 100.5 KB
Original file name: SDSHEXT.DLL.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {877ca5ac-cb41-4842-9c69-9136e42d47e2}
Command: File Backup Index

Image hashes

MD5: e939ec58fa576a52ff2712f0497a78cb
SHA-1: c5ae04ce39d1d8a8c402c4e09599324ee87f7eef
SHA-256: 0ca97d00b3067d6f7b47b5eefc24272d8b1466ae547b516020f9a70659f24fa4

PE image details

File entropy: 6.57458
File packed: No
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