Network Connections Shell by Microsoft

Remove netshell.dll
Version:   5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
MD5:   92a4e094bd26cb2dc25a923fd7ac2851
SHA1:   df560703e9bbe8b4d6a00d944ce26d5db99d06b4
SHA256:   601f55f512b6501d0f640da1b85a5eab919ad3b4659b24c7932074af834dca87
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


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


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
File version:5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version:5.1.2600.2180
Size:1.64 MB (1,723,904 bytes)
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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Approved shell extensions
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • 'Network Connections' with CLSID {992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
  • 'Network Connections' with CLSID {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 47.92% of Network Connections Shell.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 40.00%
Intel 13.33%
Toshiba 8.89%
American Megatrends 7.41%
Hewlett-Packard 5.93%
Compaq 5.93%
ASUS 4.44%
Sahara 3.70%
Gateway 2.96%
Acer 2.22%
Lenovo 1.48%
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