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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:   3.0.541.0
MD5:   c12121b120411f2c9a457af8339ab6c6
SHA1:   dfba2000cc6622e85fd1065de12a7801a43d7e5f

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. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Microsoft Live Search Toolbar published by Microsoft Corporation, Python 2.5.2 from Python Software Foundation and Python 2.5.2 by Python Software Foundation. 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:3.0.541.0
Size:84.02 KB (86,032 bytes)
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Expiration date:Friday, January 22, 2010
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File packed:No
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The following programs will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
  51% remove
Windows Live Toolbar is a browser extension toolbar for Internet Explorer which provides a simple search interface that starts to list results as the user types in a search query, and uses Bing as its search engine. The toolbar also allows users to synchronize their Internet Explorer favorites across multiple computers, and provides an interface to Windows Live and MSN services.
Microsoft Corporation
8% remove
Python Software Foundation
6% remove
Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability. Python supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative and functional programming styles. It features a fully dynamic type system and automatic memory management, similar to that of Scheme, Ruby, Perl and Tcl. Like other dynamic languages, Python is often used as a scripting language, but is al...


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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