5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 1.68%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 82.28%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 1.68%
5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852) 0.19%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 13.99%
5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) 0.19%



Network Connections Shell by Microsoft

Remove netshell.dll
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


There are 6 versions of netshell.dll in the wild, the latest version being 5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710). The average file size is about 1.62 MB.


File name:netshell.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Network Connections Shell
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\netshell.dll


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of netshell.dll, select a unique version for details.)
Approved shell extensions
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • '網路連線' with CLSID {992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
  • '網路連線' with CLSID {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}

VersionsAll file variations of netshell.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
03fed5f5bca1605f76517e8a485cf360 d8149f66d46846e5e296c99a9e20e13448ec41ed 1.73 MB
062f837c1fbdb6a0a75f82efc2ee8e74 93a40e968c9ff4bbae8397f55db8b291d9e4e0a0 1.63 MB
8e2f2c0e5b428d4eb597284737dfed5a 17e43cc8b0f0fc43d023e15ce7456cfb0d29c3d5 1.58 MB
bffc2820db9ed386b0c0c46a7e74052e 781f3bd0539f3852e4adb827ac4709e709d9201a 1.58 MB
bf52a4d4eb4cfb3109667e429b93e21a ca76dd72453b62d59636f30087a9b8aa36454af8 1.63 MB
04cd52d3e39e29eeb546d26547eff9e4 a5a762679532ebd2cc1ebafe9418a1a703781e38 1.58 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 92.75%
Windows XP Professional 4.25%
Windows XP Home Edition 2.25%
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 0.50%
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.73% of Network Connections Shell.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 43.27%
Intel 12.87%
Compaq 8.19%
Toshiba 7.02%
Hewlett-Packard 5.85%
American Megatrends 5.85%
Sahara 3.51%
ASUS 3.51%
Gateway 2.34%
Acer 1.75%
Lenovo 1.17%
Sony 1.17%
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