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What is inoshell.dll?

Part of eTrust Antivirus by Computer Associates International

What is it?

eTrust Antivirus was a product developed as Pest Patrol and then bundled into the Computer Associates anti-virus software product, later renamed to InoculateIT.
Description of inoshell.dll from Computer Associates International
InoculateIT is easy to use, powerful antivirus for the desktop. Computer Associates is offering this as a service for PC users in order to significantly limit the damage caused by viruses to PCs. The increasing prevalence of viruses and the growing numbers of desktop computers has led to this initiative. Virus protection is an integral part of the PC and should not have to be purchased separately. It is as key to computers as brakes are to cars. Computer Associates is pleased to bring its considerable expertise in the corporate antivirus area as illustrated through the award winning InoculateIT product line, to the desktop.
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How is inoshell.dll loaded?

Context menu handler - inoshell.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of InoShell. 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.
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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the inoshell.dll file.Of the 0.5% of inoshell.dll users, 11.1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ca\etrust antivirus\inoshell.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)

About Computer Associates International, Inc.

Computer Associates (CA Inc.) engages in the design, development, marketing, licensing, and support of information technology (IT) management software products More...
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File details

File name: inoshell.dll
Name: eTrust Antivirus
Version: 7.1.501.0
Size: 180 KB
Original file name: InoShell.dll

Context menu handler details

Name: InoShell

Image hashes

MD5: cde484d351a17c2593b8121139d352fe
SHA-1: e849833b065169652e002ff5680e4f6325f3a9d1
SHA-256: 4b5d7080d3b7ac27d4a7788518d32dfdfba42777e189bf154810d63ebc6a09e2

PE image details

File entropy: 5.84278
File packed: No
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