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What is msvidctl.dll?

Part of DirectShow by Microsoft

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

PROTOCOLS handler - msvidctl.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of dvd with and identifier of {12D51199-0DB5-46FE-A120-47A3D7D937CC}. Asynchronous pluggable protocols such as a Protocol Handlers enables applications to create pluggable protocol handlers that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Automation object - msvidctl.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {B0EDF163-910A-11D2-B632-00C04F79498E} with and identifier of CLSID\{B0EDF163-910A-11D2-B632-00C04F79498E}\Implemented Categories\{40FC6ED5-2438-11CF-A3DB-080036F12502}. Automation objects are referred to as ActiveX objects.
Safe for scripting control - msvidctl.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {0149EEDF-D08F-4142-8D73-D23903D21E90} with and identifier of CLSID\{0149EEDF-D08F-4142-8D73-D23903D21E90}\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 - msvidctl.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {0149EEDF-D08F-4142-8D73-D23903D21E90} with and identifier of CLSID\{0149EEDF-D08F-4142-8D73-D23903D21E90}\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 0.4% of all Boost users have the msvidctl.dll file.Of the 0.4% of msvidctl.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module msvidctl.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
                              0.00218125% CPU181.8%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of DirectShow?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: msvidctl.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: DirectShow
Description: ActiveX control for streaming video
Version: 6.05.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.05.7600.16385
Size: 3.48 MB
Original file name: MSVidCtl
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.0021812465%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008562166%
User CPU: 0.0013250298%
CPU Cycle count /sec: 47,619
Module memory size: 3.5 MB

PROTOCOLS handler details

Name: lid
Command: {5C135180-9973-46D9-ABF4-148267CBB8BF}

Automation object details

CLSID: {B0EDF163-910A-11D2-B632-00C04F79498E}
Command: CLSID\{B0EDF163-910A-11D2-B632-00C04F79498E}\Implemented Categories\{40FC6ED5-2438-11CF-A3DB-080036F12502}

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {A40F8BBE-77CD-78A3-DF6D-3C14B7105899}
Command: CLSID\{A40F8BBE-77CD-78A3-DF6D-3C14B7105899}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {45905532-D220-7ACA-5D8F-C44A6526E2B4}
Command: CLSID\{45905532-D220-7ACA-5D8F-C44A6526E2B4}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: 0191e738bf521fe6ec567148e73c086b
SHA-1: 05d2ddd568768dcea462071fbc95f080e83d4802
SHA-256: 86685df7156ed76473617dc7690cf2686e11eae0dd6dae291cba423f563accb1

PE image details

File entropy: 6.57714
File packed: No
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