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6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.06%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.01%
6.2.9200.16550 (win8_gdr.130305-1505) 0.21%
6.2.9200.16550 (win8_gdr.130305-1505) 0.08%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.20%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.03%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.01%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.02%
6.1.7601.18222 (win7sp1_gdr.130725-1535) 0.57%
6.1.7601.18103 (win7sp1_gdr.130226-1435) 1.99%
6.1.7601.18103 (win7sp1_gdr.130226-1435) 0.62%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.03%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 7.43%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.40%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.18%
6.00.3790.4555 (srv03_sp2_gdr.090718-1230) 0.01%
6.00.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.30%
6.00.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710) 0.15%
6.00.2900.6434 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.130801-0423) 0.01%
6.00.2900.6357 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.130221-0421) 0.01%
6.00.2900.6357 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.130221-0418) 0.01%
6.00.2900.6347 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.130205-1023) 0.15%
6.00.2900.6332 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.121224-1121) 0.01%
6.00.2900.6332 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.121224-1126) 0.44%
6.00.2900.6309 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.121031-1323) 0.01%
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Shell Doc Object and Control Library by Microsoft

Remove shdocvw.dll
Version:   6.00.2900.6212 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.120419-1616)
MD5:   4ae9129eaffe54a2c52909e5e3175483
SHA1:   7be76846e487c2d25f0b1a789005bca4aaa11286
SHA256:   059dff73f9a881c1f062378f3dec6e17f7dac2edabe64dfed2b77b6ee68cd1f3
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is shdocvw.dll?

Shdocvw.dll provides functionality such as navigation and history, and is commonly referred to as the WebBrowser control. This DLL exposes ActiveX Control interfaces, enabling you to easily host the DLL in a Windows application using frameworks such as Microsoft Visual Basic, Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), Active Template Library (ATL), or Microsoft .NET Windows Forms. When your application hosts the WebBrowser control, it obtains all the functionality of Internet Explorer except for the us

About shdocvw.dll (from Microsoft)

Internet Explorer is designed to make it easy to browse and interact with websites on your intranet or on the Internet.


File name:shdocvw.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Shell Doc Object and Control Library
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\shdocvw.dll
Original name:SHDOCVW.DLL.MUI
File version:6.00.2900.6212 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.120419-1616)
Product version:6.00.2900.6212
Size:1.44 MB (1,510,400 bytes)
Build date:4/20/2012 3:28 PM
Digital DNA
File packed:No
More details


Approved shell extensions
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • CLSID: {DCB5B297-65AE-46d8-93C9-FA4559783552}
  • CLSID: {BE122A0E-4503-11DA-8BDE-F66BAD1E3F3A}
  • CLSID: {B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}
  • 'Windows Update' with CLSID {36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}
  • CLSID: {78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}
  • CLSID: {4D1209BD-36E2-4e2f-840D-6C7FB879DD9E}
  • CLSID: {58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}
  • CLSID: {96AE8D84-A250-4520-95A5-A47A7E3C548B}
  • CLSID: {335a31dd-f04b-4d76-a925-d6b47cf360df}
  • 'BitLocker Drive Encryption CPL' with CLSID {D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91}
  • CLSID: {E95A4861-D57A-4be1-AD0F-35267E261739}
  • CLSID: {9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}
  • CLSID: {60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}
  • CLSID: {17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
  • CLSID: {ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
  • CLSID: {BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}
  • 'Microsoft Power Options' with CLSID {025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
  • CLSID: {8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}
  • CLSID: {D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A}
  • 'Common Places Folder' with CLSID {D34A6CA6-62C2-4C34-8A7C-14709C1AD938}
  • 'Search Folder' with CLSID {C73F6F30-97A0-4AD1-A08F-540D4E9BC7B9}
  • 'Public Folder' with CLSID {4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b}
Internet Explorer extensions
  • CLSID: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE}
  • CLSID: {BFA03761-5565-41b3-93D9-82B354C0A8EC}
Internet Explorer bars
  • CLSID: {BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}
  • CLSID: {FE54FA40-D68C-11d2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE}
  • CLSID: {3EA5C408-2437-4c40-ADAC-DFDA9AEEEA96}
Context menu handlers
Located in '*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers'
  • CLSID: {3080F90E-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
  • Name: 'Window Switcher'
  • Name: 'Window Switcher Flip 3D'
Shell open commands
  • InternetShortcut

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 94.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 70.00% of Shell Doc Object and Control Library.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 45.60%
Toshiba 22.80%
ASUS 22.80%
Hewlett-Packard 6.19%
Acer 1.30%
Lenovo 1.30%
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