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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:   6.00.2900.3268 (xpsp_sp2_qfe.071206-1251)
MD5:   a41a893821b49a6c0f24e43a711006f1
SHA1:   872495a8ee7a4a656e1526b057ab4df921954a52
SHA256:   6f95775d598e6194c4b7f1b8c0d43f7154be53fa963f33196f1539f35fec22b7
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:6.00.2900.3268 (xpsp_sp2_qfe.071206-1251)
Product version:6.00.2900.3268
Size:1.44 MB (1,509,376 bytes)
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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