6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.19%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.06%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.51%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.13%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.06%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.13%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 31.37%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 55.21%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 8.24%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.58%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 3.51%



Sidebar droptarget by Microsoft

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


sbdrop.dll has 11 known versions, the most recent one is 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247). It adds a context menu to the Window's shell named Gadgets. The average file size is about 76.05 KB. The programs 8GadgetPack, and GEA_Stock_Sidebar_Gadget have been observed as installing specific variations of sbdrop.dll.


File name:sbdrop.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Sidebar droptarget
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\windows sidebar\sbdrop.dll
Original name:sbdrop

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Sidebar droptarget.)
AWS Convergence Technologies
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Helmut Buhler
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8GadgetPack is an utility that installs the original Gadget program files on Windows 8 / 8.1. This is actually just a gadget to help you keeping the gadgets organized and visible. You can right-click ...
Microsoft Corporation
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Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is displayed on the side of your desktop. It contains mini-programs called gadgets, which offer information at a glance and provide easy access to frequent...
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PokerStars offers a downloadable poker client for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems, offering the same features to users of each client.


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of sbdrop.dll, select a unique version for details.)
Context menu handlers
Located in '*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers'
  • Name: 'Gadgets'
Approved shell extensions
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • 'Windows gadget DropTarget' with CLSID {6b9228da-9c15-419e-856c-19e768a13bdc}

VersionsAll file variations of sbdrop.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
042cbf3d87abb6f2048de0f19e4fe2ac 90896dcc19c9c8daaf374f4926ed4a7b4893ce4b 81 KB
4b0081d2bb6f8fd68a5affd732974133 bfaddba8dff2a9d1e31acd2f7a997c3c2ced95c3 85.5 KB
d17a4f06d8f4c6095404d38fc21e804c 595afd18b16e35ac44ff8cf9dc70e9c0f228955e 81.5 KB
15acf266c579fe03c80a5871eead703f a16ae84fff272a02762c14a4cc644cf986306729 76 KB
4db92fb04a3c27cdd5a044b16ef2a255 db112dda781cc755948146af44183d9431cff4be 75.5 KB
9d328eb0fa18c31e283d8c89a3bf0200 ce27f4c79b3c9b3aaa60f2345ce1a654e81e5ea8 75.5 KB
f72cdd99a8626538f3ed924ef7dba703 0209637c1b31c4aea69762c73eedab6373116f23 81 KB
ab11cefe591909a85e98e27a230807c7 841923885229686a2d789c30bfa541b0002ba677 85.5 KB
a74701976d6d75099b9fca993685c452 5951feb84e36855bfbbb633a4672f0902b117059 64.5 KB
1690302570cc80160f68b604e6806802 1d851dcc905515d04cd615320227d087a7994ac9 64.5 KB
b2a1d199c974ad3b1fb8ddf7f7b8f9e2 7169ce03159b05cfce39eed07b562ab97c76189a 66 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.50%
Windows 7 Professional 9.75%
Windows Vista Home Premium 5.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.50%
Windows 7 Starter 0.75%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.75%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.75%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro 0.50%
Windows Developer Preview 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%
Windows Se7en Titan 0.25%
Windows 8 0.25%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 40.66% of Sidebar droptarget.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 21.80%
Hewlett-Packard 18.23%
ASUS 15.79%
Acer 12.22%
Toshiba 9.40%
Sony 6.77%
Lenovo 4.89%
Samsung 2.07%
Intel 1.88%
MSI 1.13%
Alienware 0.94%
American Megatrends 0.56%
Sahara 0.38%
Medion 0.38%
NEC 0.38%
Compaq 0.38%
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