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9.00.8112.16555 (WIN7_IE9_GDR_ESCROW.140528-0849) 0.04%
9.00.8112.16443 (WIN7_IE9_GDR.120227-1545) 0.07%
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8.00.7600.16384 (win7_rtm.090710-1945) 0.01%
8.00.6001.18702 (longhorn_ie8_rtm(wmbla).090308-0339) 32.69%
8.00.6001.18241 (longhorn_ie8_beta2(wmbla).080822-0214) 0.01%
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DirectX Media -- DirectX Transform Core by Microsoft

Remove DXTRANS.dll
Version:   7.00.6000.16945 (vista_gdr.091027-0049)
MD5:   57f974127797240ad40f66db8712faa8
SHA1:   deea9dabc87162d04129fe437224fc04a8303885
SHA256:   34b04e1fae114195a9212d3821996fa7c6edbc82e6d5b0c7013bd7bb718163b4
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is DXTRANS.dll?

Microsoft DirectX Transform objects apply space and time effects to Microsoft DirectDraw objects. DirectX Transform objects read data from a source, modify it, and write it to a destination object. In certain cases the source and destination data objects can be the same if the transform is capable of executing in place.

About DXTRANS.dll (from Microsoft)

DirectX Transform exposes a number of Component Object Model (COM) interfaces and data types that enable you to create your own unique effects and plug them into the existing architecture.


dxtrans.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of Internet Explorer. It is marked as a Safe for Scripting ActiveX control for IE which allows it to execute scripts within the web browser. This version is designed to run on Windows Vista.


File name:dxtrans.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:DirectX Media -- DirectX Transform Core
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\dxtrans.dll
File version:7.00.6000.16945 (vista_gdr.091027-0049)
Product version:7.00.6000.16945
Size:209.5 KB (214,528 bytes)
Digital DNA
File packed:No
More details


Safe for scripting controls
Marked as a safe ActiveX control for Internet Explorer (digitally signed with script execution permission)
  • Implemented as 'CLSID\{A7EE7F34-3BD1-427f-9231-F941E9B7E1FE}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}'
  • Implemented as 'CLSID\{81397204-F51A-4571-8D7B-DC030521AABD}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}'
  • Implemented as 'CLSID\{649EEC1E-B579-4E8C-BB3B-4997F8426536}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}'
  • Implemented as 'CLSID\{385A91BC-1E8A-4e4a-A7A6-F4FC1E6CA1BD}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}'
Safe for initializing controls
  • {A7EE7F34-3BD1-427f-9231-F941E9B7E1FE}
  • {81397204-F51A-4571-8D7B-DC030521AABD}
  • {649EEC1E-B579-4E8C-BB3B-4997F8426536}
  • {385A91BC-1E8A-4e4a-A7A6-F4FC1E6CA1BD}

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 82.50%
Windows XP Professional 17.00%
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

India installs about 37.12% of DirectX Media -- DirectX Transform Core.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
American Megatrends 21.84%
Intel 20.69%
Compaq 18.39%
Dell 18.39%
Acer 9.20%
Sahara 1.15%
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