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What is wpdshext.dll?

Part of Portable Devices Shell Extension by Microsoft

(wpdshext.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is wpdshext.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - wpdshext.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {D6791A63-E7E2-4fee-BF52-5DED8E86E9B8} with and identifier of Portable Devices Menu. 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.
Portable Devices Shell Extension is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the wpdshext.dll file.Of the 0.2% of wpdshext.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module wpdshext.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          0.00023695% CPU19.7%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: wpdshext.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Portable Devices Shell Extension
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 2.2 MB
Original file name: wpdshext.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.0002369497%
User CPU: 0.0002369497%
CPU Cycle count /sec: 67
Module memory size: 2.22 MB

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {35786D3C-B075-49b9-88DD-029876E11C01}
Command: Portable Devices

Image hashes

MD5: 181f69bc9c406b7fb5c0ade8031630ac
SHA-1: 3c1008ace213f9726475ae7648fc063f8d203206
SHA-256: 4625b362246ec092b4162836bbd4a1748ba2698fc49cad634a01377fc1bda29c

PE image details

File entropy: 6.47897
File packed: No
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