Should I block it?

73% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
Performance resource utilization

VersionsAdditional versions

3.0.1312.0 2.50%
3.0.1125.0 2.50%
3.0.983.0 2.50%
3.0.566.0 32.50%
3.0.560.0 27.50%
3.0.552.0 2.50%
3.0.541.0 30.00%



MSN Toolbar by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove MSNeShellX.dll
Version:   3.0.983.0
MD5:   6574f8e5aecdfab0c80a2b0fd6dffc42
SHA1:   7cf9133b19a6e29e71104cd1f821dc11d61a1769
SHA256:   e6e84f7b67c9ae7ffa68fc97c40d56c65ea34bd82ee9ff035c649312314bcc48

What is MSNeShellX.dll?

msneshellx.dll (MSN Shell Extender) is an Internet Explorer Toolbar for the Microsoft MSN ToolBar. When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web page's HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing; it can also manipuate these depending on the intended function of the toolbar.


msneshellx.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of Internet Explorer. It is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) which has full acess to the web browser's behaviors and content. This is typically installed with the program MSN Toolbar published by Microsoft Corporation and is most likely removed by most users once installed (57% removed). The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.


File name:msneshellx.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corp.
Product name:MSN® Toolbar
Description:MSN® Shell Extender
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\msn\toolbar\3.0.0566.0\msneshellx.dll
File version:3.0.983.0
Size:81.84 KB (83,800 bytes)
Build date:11/8/2008 2:19 PM
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Expiration date:Friday, January 22, 2010
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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The following program will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
  57% remove
MSN Toolbar is a browser extension toolbar for Internet Explorer, developed by Microsoft.


Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects'
  • BHO CLSID: {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f}
Internet Explorer toolbars
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar'
  • CLSID: {1E61ED7C-7CB8-49d6-B9E9-AB4C880C8414}

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 65.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 22.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 5.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 90.00% of MSN® Toolbar.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 100.00%
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