Portable Media Devices Shell Extension by Microsoft

Remove audiodev.dll
Version:   5.2.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421)
MD5:   9dbc9d624e75119d5807014a04e79206
SHA1:   aa1b20b45af28eecba2cf101e2a522a1f2e3f422
SHA256:   683607d48ba6644cf4e86e78801edb7c2e3d9be3a4535ba02b4bc643f87e80ca

What is audiodev.dll?

audiodev.dll is a shell extension for Windows. Windows Explorer can be extended to support non-default functionality by means of Windows Shell Extensions, which are COM objects that plug the extended functionality into Windows Explorer. Shell extensions can be in the form of shell extension handlers, toolbars or even namespace extensions that allow certain folders (or even non-filesystem objects such as the images scanned by a scanner) to be presented as a special folder.


audiodev.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of a process. .


File name:audiodev.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Portable Media Devices Shell Extension
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\audiodev.dll
File version:5.2.5721.5262 (WMP_11.090130-1421)
Product version:5.2.5721.5262
Size:280.5 KB (287,232 bytes)
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File packed:No
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Approved shell extensions
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • 'Portable Media Devices Menu' with CLSID {cc86590a-b60a-48e6-996b-41d25ed39a1e}
  • 'Portable Media Devices' with CLSID {640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 67.44%
Windows XP Home Edition 20.93%
Windows XP Professional 4.65%
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 4.65%
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition 2.33%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 52.00% of Portable Media Devices Shell Extension.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 46.67%
Toshiba 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 6.67%
Sahara 6.67%
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