VersionsVersions

11.0.03.37 27.17%
10.1.8.24 10.87%
10.1.7.27 13.04%
10.1.0.534 11.96%
9.5.5.316 2.17%
9.3.3.177 1.09%
9.3.0.148 2.17%
8.3.1.289 4.35%
8.2.2.217 1.09%
8.1.0.0 9.78%
8.0.0.0 3.26%
8.0.0.0 1.09%
7.0.0.0 10.87%
7.0.0.0 1.09%

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PDFShell.dll

Adobe PDF Shell Extension by Adobe Systems (Signed)

Remove PDFShell.dll
Warning 4 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of PDFShell.dll.

Overview

pdfshell.dll has 14 known versions, the most recent one is 11.0.03.37. The average file size is about 335.23 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Adobe Systems by the certification authority VeriSign. The programs Adobe Reader 8.2.0, Adobe Reader 8 and Adobe Reader XI (11.0.09) have been observed as installing specific variations of pdfshell.dll.

What is pdfshell.dll?

Adobe PDF Shell Extension for Adobe Acrobat Reader is a shell extension that is executed by Windows Explorer to retrieve metadata about the selected PDF file. The Adobe shell extension adds this extra data so that users can see details about a file at a glance in Windows Explorer. Details include Title, Author, Subject, Size and thumbnail image; details that typically occur in tooltips.

About pdfshell.dll (from Adobe Systems)

When you install Acrobat or Adobe Reader on a system with a browser, you automatically configure the browser to open PDF files within the browser window. Acrobat and Adobe Reader install ActiveX plug-

DetailsDetails

File name:pdfshell.dll
Publisher:Adobe Systems, Inc.
Product name:Adobe PDF Shell Extension
Description:PDF Shell Extension
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\pdfshell.dll
Certificate
Issued to:Adobe Systems
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, September 27, 2009
Expiration date:Sunday, November 4, 2012

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Adobe PDF Shell Extension.)
Adobe Systems Incorporated
10% remove
Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Common File Installer installs a number of shared components between multiple Adobe programs. If you remove this program some features of other related programs might not function properly.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Reader software is the free trusted standard for reliably viewing, printing, and annotating PDF documents. It’s the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all types of PDF content,...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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This Font Pack, which supports Chinese Simplified, can be installed either on demand or as a standalone installer. "On demand" means that Reader realizes it is missing the Font Pack needed to display ...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of pre...

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 4 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Antiy Labs AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/Win32.Agent2 10.1.7.27
Antiy Labs AVL 2.0.3.7 Trojan/Win32.Agent2 10.1.8.24
The Hacker None Trojan/Genome.weqe 8.1.0.0
The Hacker None Trojan/Genome.weqe 8.0.0.0

VersionsAll file variations of pdfshell.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
edfa163fdbd7051cd9148410e4b56af0 6c512b12f830ef82ed09e985187fbd704329f66b 387.07 KB
50dec152fa2433a4491f13ed7576e2ac dd029066a512b17ce77c3d9c4e45bfcb93434cd4 387.37 KB
af9846a79bdcec0870f123c3e6c4ce85 2863505158fec96acfe5b4478e9c62cb7bc2a2a4 387.56 KB
c228a432a5a1fd7803d5387089dd053c f65d7ecce04610e33ad2ef338af887ad603d7461 384.9 KB
944a7a08b0ff1e2720470c5a1cd10a69 150bbec0aca81ef86184042db9d276c5a90f4c97 371.57 KB
78399abe7d00a9c5d405337875afc76c b1f617ecc0d76e111f76e9a00043cfe636b9c153 369.4 KB
56e29eb4930d8f95fa7bdbdb738fb3e9 5fbf5cb5562815b660c8921417734eae23152d85 369.4 KB
334f0f877ef0d725b80af35ef8c5fb10 fdf972f119ea213d50fb391f62664d961f90f2f3 364 KB
00b678566b7f4b2cad2490d0552d0619 b27292b44b8b95ccfbfca79d4e386745acf5677d 364 KB
2094bc9a0fc9c0e15eea5f4a9581dd14 45a647a52678ca0c6391d989a3c05cc5c747e7de 364 KB
a9b3b4a762963be8cac715bef5068232 4ba234e1fc419660b4ab8db11e53f345971814d6 364 KB
02adb747a70f2562918fa018c82414f5 8517a0478acfaac197f87b0782adedf2ea45b82a 364 KB
4b0991cd076b617a2231b19a6663c1c9 d0ca24846feac44c5411ff09d4fdc2ece6a5ae55 108 KB
e71e55a43dd799c74082e159010cd141 f3b7f0a2544cbcc133ddf8c5cacb7c93fb9b7e52 108 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 74.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.94%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.76%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.59%
Windows 8 1.59%
Windows Vista Home Premium 1.59%
Windows XP Professional 1.59%
Windows 7 Starter 1.59%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 32.76% of Adobe PDF Shell Extension.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 39.44%
American Megatrends 12.68%
Compaq 8.45%
Hewlett-Packard 8.45%
ASUS 8.45%
GIGABYTE 7.04%
Acer 4.23%
NEC 2.82%
Intel 2.82%
Lenovo 2.82%
Toshiba 2.82%
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