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What is oobefldr.dll?

Part of Welcome Center by Microsoft

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

Approved shell extension - oobefldr.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {CB1B7F8C-C50A-4176-B604-9E24DEE8D4D1} with and identifier of Welcome Center. 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.
Startup files (user) run - oobefldr.dll is registered with the run identifier 'WindowsWelcomeCenter' and the execution command 'rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the oobefldr.dll file.Of the 0.1% of oobefldr.dll users, 74.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Welcome Center?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6001.65536)

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File details

File name: oobefldr.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Welcome Center
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)
Product version: 6.0.6001.18000
Size: 2.05 MB
Original file name: OobeFldr.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {CB1B7F8C-C50A-4176-B604-9E24DEE8D4D1}
Command: Welcome Center

Startup files (user) run details

Name: WindowsWelcomeCenter
Command: rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter

Image hashes

MD5: 83e4a5435b0fa6ad0166722621a04725
SHA-1: a41934d97b53a8e71e25c9abe2aa619ccdabcdd7
SHA-256: 4cd1747fbbdd2a87da9e341ba90698d36bdd822889aae2243b7ab89025fb1233

PE image details

File entropy: 7.14182
File packed: No
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