What is SHELL32.dll?

SHELL32.dll is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the SHELL32.dll version information.

SHELL32.dll's description is "Windows Shell Common Dll"

SHELL32.dll is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows Component Publisher.

SHELL32.dll is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on SHELL32.dll:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows Shell Common Dll
Internal nameSHELL32
Original filenameSHELL32.DLL
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version6.00.2900.3051
File version6.00.2900.3051 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316)

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows Shell Common Dll
Internal nameSHELL32
Original filenameSHELL32.DLL
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version6.00.2900.3051
File version6.00.2900.3051 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-..

Digital signatures [?]

SHELL32.dll has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Windows Component Publisher
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
Certificate serial number6110c352000000000003

Folder name variants

SHELL32.dll may also be located in other folders than C:\WINDOWS\system32\. The most common variants are listed below:

Other files also named SHELL32.dll

SHELL32.dll (191 votes)

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5abfcbda41d2bd08baa1b0b2db558df03
SHA2565645a91716c9e9cd4c8996c6be75f35c568018420a5741126cd1dd4da45c487e

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with SHELL32.dll. 13% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 132 users.

User vote results: There were 17 votes to remove and 115 votes to keep

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Louis K writes

14 thumbs

But my AVG antivirus picks this up as a virus every time when I scan and in details says "change" which I just don't understand. Anyone have the same problem?

# 10 Mar 2007, 4:29

Lyn H writes

10 thumbs

I have the same problem, but no one knows any answers - this is so confusing

# 26 May 2007, 22:31

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