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shellext.dll process file

What is shellext.dll? Is shellext.dll spyware or a virus?
Process name: TextPad shell extension DLL or AntiVirusKit Shell Extension or Advanced System Optimizer or GoBack Shell Extension or SimpleExt Module

Product: TextPad Add-On or AntiVirusKit or Advanced System Optimizer or Norton GoBack or SimpleExt Module or Timbuktu Pro or HiJaak Shells

Company: Helios Software Solutions or Systweak Inc ( or Symantec Corporation ( or Netopia, Inc ( or IMSI

File: shellext.dll

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44 users ask for this file. 1 user didn't rate it ("don't know"). 4 users rated it as not dangerous. 1 user rated it as neutral. 1 user rated it as little bit dangerous.

All comments about shellext.dll:
SSigurdarson Textpad Shell Extension  See also: Link
Ben! Text editor.  See also: Link
system optimiser - still present even after software uninstallation
Eran Textpad Shell Extension
Jacob Steelsmith hidden in common files aol. Startup entry says 6 months of aol included although this is a browser helper object.
Manchine This file is installed as part of a program called "Advanced System Optimizer" it appears to be for adding the programs commands to the os context menus. Annoying to get rid of. Boot into safe mode and delete this file after you have uninstalled the software.  See also: Link
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