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73%
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%

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MSNeShellX.dll

MSN Toolbar by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove MSNeShellX.dll
Version:   3.0.1312.0
MD5:   ab37c94dac38a14445aede421da139df
SHA1:   d8e9943dc3b1dc0f98c31c06e1031d216f2d9953
SHA256:   49993ff764930ea060e4fe4209c2ee7a61dd78fc27931ef3aae77628cee755d2

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.

Overview

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. The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.

DetailsDetails

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:3.0.1312.0
Size:80.83 KB (82,768 bytes)
Certificate
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
.NET CLR:No
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BehaviorsBehaviors

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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