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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:   6.00.2900.5694 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.081015-1409)
MD5:   c5afd6a152d6a8a71c3f76e6b9549e27
SHA1:   8fa0f3c0d4d64c88325abc088699edca033e7566
SHA256:   fcab3f0d28be5c6b87bfa5108931ae84660d55490de86647b1de318bd2a60df9
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:6.00.2900.5694 (xpsp_sp3_qfe.081015-1409)
Product version:6.00.2900.5694
Size:1.43 MB (1,499,136 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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