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No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

5.2.3790.4318 (srv03_sp2_gdr.080620-1216) 0.35%
5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.35%
5.1.2600.5649 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.080728-1259) 4.55%
5.1.2600.5625 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.080620-1309) 5.94%
5.1.2600.5625 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.080620-1249) 61.19%
5.1.2600.5625 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.080620-1249) 3.50%
5.1.2600.5625 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.080620-1249) 0.35%
5.1.2600.5625 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.080620-1249) 0.35%
5.1.2600.5625 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.080620-1249) 2.10%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 3.50%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.35%
5.1.2600.3394 (xpsp_sp2_qfe.080620-1259) 0.35%
5.1.2600.3394 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.080620-1245) 3.85%
5.1.2600.3311 (xpsp.080211-1047) 0.35%
5.1.2600.3300 (xpsp.080125-0707) 0.35%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 12.24%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.35%

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mswsock.dll

Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider by Microsoft

Remove mswsock.dll
Version:   5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852)
MD5:   45570803edb474af0c7283880e22d40b
SHA1:   7c3823ad88b77fdaddfe7f6935eade6941621c1b
SHA256:   aa800549b11c5068ebaae7632bb6d627419cf63658b3a7a3bf1973d11778d7fc
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

Overview

mswsock.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of a process. This version is installed on Windows XP.

DetailsDetails

File name:mswsock.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll
File version:5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852)
Product version:5.1.2600.5512
Size:235 KB (240,640 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
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BehaviorsBehaviors

Hosted services
Runs as a shared service under the Windows svcHost
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Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 46.84% of Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 42.78%
Intel 12.83%
Toshiba 7.49%
Compaq 7.49%
American Megatrends 6.42%
GIGABYTE 5.35%
Hewlett-Packard 5.35%
Sahara 3.21%
ASUS 3.21%
Gateway 2.14%
Acer 1.60%
Lenovo 1.07%
Sony 1.07%
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