What is GrooveShellExtensions.dll? Is GrooveShellExtensions.dll spyware or a virus?

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Process name: Microsoft SharePoint Workspace, (formerly Microsoft Office Groove)

Product: Microsoft SharePoint Workspace

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Microsoft (microsoft.com)

File: GrooveShellExtensions.dll


The GrooveMonitor was the running process governing transactions for sharing and using files in Microsoft Office Groove 2007. This is the executable filename for the Groove System Services Module.

Groove was productivity software originally created by Groove Networks, founded in 1997 in Beverly, MA, USA, by Ray Ozzie, the creator of IBM's Lotus Notes application. It allowed multiple users to work collaboratively on files at the same time. Microsoft acquired Groove Networks in 2005, keeping Ray Ozzie as a key technical executive, and marketed it first as Microsoft Office Groove and then as Microsoft SharePoint Workspace, formerly included with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office 365. It was discontinued by the time Office 2013 was released. Office 365 now includes Microsoft OneDrive for Business instead, which does not fully replace Groove's functionality.

The key advantage of SharePoint Workspace was allowing document collaboration in teams whose members had differing network security levels or different security setups, (for example, emergency relief agencies needing to coordinate efforts), or who just were often offline.

The GrooveShellExtensions.dll module may be left behind and appear under AutoRuns on machines where Microsoft Office 2007 was in use and the Groove function was uninstalled. If you want a detailed security rating about your GrooveShellExtensions.dll (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/grooveshellextensions.dll.html 

Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of GrooveShellExtensions.dll: based on 36 votes. Read also the 16 reviews.

  • 17365 users ask for this file. 17 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 6 users rated it as neutral. 5 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 5 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about GrooveShellExtensions.dll:
Belongs to Virtual Office from Groove Networks
Part of Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 Hesky
runs for a certain aspect of microsoft office 2007 called microsoft Groove ryan
causes freezes on windows startup(stupid groove)
This file is one of microsoft office file itS NOT DANGEROUS ... ahmed
ms office 2007 ent. Dirty Al
it tracks my pc useage Denise Maynard
It claims to be from microsoft but its able to see your browser Filip
to download free groove.dll file
Virtual Office Gav
Part of MS Office 2007 - you don't need to run this unless you share files Farter
Security Task Managers says it is 60% dangerous, and indeed my pc freezes sometimes when I startup Julien
it appeared in my pc process's menu a couple weeks ago, my pc performance has been slowly going down the drain since Katrina
slows computer down on start up....file sharing for MS Office 2007 do not need it unless you use a network for file sharing doug
i never used MS-groove , but it started appearing . i think its malicious
Its part of Office, is in no way malicious and most likely has absolutely nothing to do with any slowness or errors you are getting Shane

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