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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:   3.0.560.0
MD5:   f24d277095d2b74fc97ba9bd35268ee8
SHA1:   b9a6e8cac55b82d5b419fe547303f81a5eadcf9e
SHA256:   c963958e9506323c71aae5ed95912820b25c3ab2bc49a21853704a9e517e6bbf

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 and MSN published by Microsoft Corporation. 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:3.0.560.0
Size:80.84 KB (82,784 bytes)
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 programs will install this file
Microsoft Corporation
  59% 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


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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