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What is grooveshellextensions.dll?

Part of GrooveShellExtensions Module by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft Office Groove, is a desktop application designed for document collaboration in teams with members who are regularly off-line or who do not share the same network security clearance.
Description of grooveshellextensions.dll from Microsoft
Spend less time coordinating with each other and more time working on the project at hand. Groove Virtual Office is software that allows your team to work together as if you were all in the same physical location. Groove Virtual Office is software that allows your team to work together as if you were all in the same physical location. Teams of people at organizations of all sizes and types are using Groove Virtual Office to speed the way they get work done from simple file sharing, to formal and informal projects, to larger-scale business processes.
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How is grooveshellextensions.dll loaded?

Internet Explorer BHO - The grooveshellextensions.dll BHO has a registered CLSID of {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E}. A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a module designed as a plugin for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality. A BHO can introduce visible changes to a IE's interface, such as installing toolbars, but it can also run without any change to the interface.
Shell execute hook - grooveshellextensions.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {B5A7F190-DDA6-4420-B3BA-52453494E6CD}. Shell execute hook are applications that extend the set of strings that can be executed by Windows. For example, Internet Explorer used a shell execute hook so that you could type http://www.microsoft.com/ into the Run dialog and invoke the Web browser.
Context menu handler - grooveshellextensions.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX. Windows Explorer displays a context menu for a file object when it is clicked with the right mouse button. This context menu allows various operations to be performed on the file object from within Explorer, like printing it or opening it with another program.
Approved shell extension - grooveshellextensions.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} with and identifier of Groove GFS Browser Helper. 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.
Internet Explorer bar - grooveshellextensions.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {2A541AE1-5BF6-4665-A8A3-CFA9672E4291}. Explorer Bars within Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser reserve part of the browser window, either the side or the bottom of the browser window to load an application in a way that is not directly related to the viewable content of Web pages.
GrooveShellExtensions Module is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the grooveshellextensions.dll file.Of the 0.2% of grooveshellextensions.dll users, 19.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office12\grooveshellextensions.dll

Are there other versions of GrooveShellExtensions Module?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: grooveshellextensions.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: GrooveShellExtensions Module
Description: GrooveShellExtensions Module
Version: 12.0.6413.1000
Product version:
Size: 2.11 MB
Original file name: GrooveShellExtensions.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 4/4/2006
Expiration date: 10/4/2007

Internet Explorer BHO details

CLSID: {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E}

Shell execute hook details

CLSID: {B5A7F190-DDA6-4420-B3BA-52453494E6CD}

Context menu handler details

Name: XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {920E6DB1-9907-4370-B3A0-BAFC03D81399}
Command: Groove Explorer Icon Overlay 2.5 (GFS Unread Folder)

Internet Explorer bar details

CLSID: {2A541AE1-5BF6-4665-A8A3-CFA9672E4291}

Image hashes

MD5: 2e93fd61dfbd4940f3f940d77b5839f1
SHA-1: dcbe3845e36d3e5ce17147735b9e21c2a53887fb
SHA-256: d9a933019933061e559986c8595498b4925e51a00ce86dbb4840b19017a89af3

PE image details

File entropy: 5.55159
File packed: No
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