What is SHELL32.dll? Is SHELL32.dll spyware or a virus?

How to fix SHELL32.dll related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your SHELL32.dll process
2. Run Registry Booster to fix SHELL32.dll related errors
3. Run Spyware Doctor to remove persistent malware

Process name: Windows Shell Common Dll or Allgemeine Windows-Shell-DLL
Product: Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows or shell32.dll
Company: Microsoft Corporation (www.microsoft.com)
File: SHELL32.dll


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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 SHELL32.dll: 4 based on 8 votes. Read also the 4 reviews.

543 users ask for this file. 6 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as dangerous.


All comments about SHELL32.dll:
shell32.dll is a library which contains Windows Shell API functions, which are used when opening web pages and files.
chuck norris bei 83% der Windows-XP-Ibstallation wird die shell32.dll kopiert. von daher ist das wohl kaum ein Wurm.
jordy it'a a part of windows operating system
Puneet Batish It is the file which contains all the dialog boxes, context menu's , all the window icons and many other important things. Like whatever strings of text we read in0windows are preserved in shell32.dll. One of the most important file in windows. The wfp service take cares of this file and other system files too, so that they don't get replaced under any condition.  See also: Link

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