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What is hxds.dll?

Part of Microsoft® Help 2.7 by Microsoft

What is it?

The Microsoft Help 2 reference contains documentation for the Microsoft Help XML markup, project files, and command line programs.
Description of hxds.dll from Microsoft
You can integrate your Help collection with Visual Studio Help collection using the tools provided by HelpStudio Lite. For more information, see Getting Started with Help Content and Integration. You can also integrate your content with Visual Studio Help by using the Help merge modules. This section explains how to use the integration features that are not available through HelpStudio Lite, as well as how to deploy your collection using the Help merge modules.
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How is hxds.dll loaded?

PROTOCOLS handler - hxds.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of ms-help with and identifier of {314111c7-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}. Asynchronous pluggable protocols such as a Protocol Handlers enables applications to create pluggable protocol handlers that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Safe for scripting control - hxds.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {31411198-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294} with and identifier of CLSID\{31411198-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}\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 - hxds.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {31411198-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294} with and identifier of CLSID\{31411198-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}\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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the hxds.dll file.Of the 0.2% of hxds.dll users, 31.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\help\hxds.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Release Preview (6.2.8400.0)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: hxds.dll
Name: Microsoft® Help 2.7
Description: Microsoft® Help Data Services Module
Version: 2.07.61226.00 built by: tadg
Product version: 2.07.61226.00
Size: 1.2 MB
Original file name: HXDS.DLL

PROTOCOLS handler details

Name: ms-help
Command: {314111c7-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {31411198-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}
Command: CLSID\{31411198-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {31411198-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}
Command: CLSID\{31411198-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: 0a459886e1584024676898d073808059
SHA-1: efed176bc2275191e7513f6a232950930fbf9e3f
SHA-256: 6aabb0c5b7b5b04e6dfef398cef35af3d9e18a6ab302794fa9f113f91380e3d7

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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