What is SysMenu.dll?

SysMenu.dll is developed by Goobzo LTD according to the SysMenu.dll version information.

SysMenu.dll's description is "Context menu handler"

SysMenu.dll is digitally signed by Goobzo LTD.

SysMenu.dll is usually located in the 'C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected SysMenu.dll.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on SysMenu.dll:

Company nameGoobzo LTD
File descriptionContext menu handler
Internal nameSysMenu.dll
Original filenameSysMenu.dll
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2013 Goobzo LTD
Product version1.0.0.4
File version1.0.0.4

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

Company nameGoobzo LTD
File descriptionContext menu handler
Internal nameSysMenu.dll
Original filenameSysMenu.dll
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2013 Goobzo LTD
Product version1.0.0.4
File version1.0.0.4

Digital signatures [?]

SysMenu.dll has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameGoobzo LTD
Certificate issuer nameThawte Code Signing CA - G2
Certificate serial number120b25dde57b88636ad4d97d23b99c88

VirusTotal report

3 of the 49 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the SysMenu.dll file. That's a 6% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
AVG MalSign.Skodna.A8D
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.F47V1127
VIPRE Goobzo (fs)
3 of the 49 anti-virus programs detected the SysMenu.dll file.

SysMenu.dll removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove SysMenu.dll with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the SysMenu.dll file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that SysMenu.dll has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate SysMenu.dll in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the SysMenu.dll file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate SysMenu.dll in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the SysMenu.dll file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If SysMenu.dll still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If SysMenu.dll is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If SysMenu.dll still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that SysMenu.dll no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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What will you do with SysMenu.dll?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with SysMenu.dll:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with SysMenu.dll. 43% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 340 users.

User vote results: There were 146 votes to remove and 194 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with SysMenu.dll.


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.

Professor writes

0 thumbs

I'm keeping this file, even though it keeps coming up in an Explorer popup, "Windows host process (Rundll32) has stopped working". It is used by one of my recently-downloaded programs, YTDownloader, but it was last modified in December ( before this download ), so it's not a new DLL downloaded along with this new program.

# 20 Mar 2014, 10:35

Roger Karlsson writes

2 thumbs

SysMenu.dll comes with software from a company called Goobzo, and is often bundled with free downloads. One of the Goobzo products is infact adware, based on this quote from the Goobzo End User License Agreement:

"The use of the Software may cause additional ads to appear when browsing certain websites. These may include, price comparison ads, coupons, pop-unders/ups, banner, inline text or transitional ads."

Some of the anti-virus programs are detecting SysMenu.dll:

TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.F47V1127 20140317
AVG MalSign.Skodna.A8D 20140316
VIPRE Goobzo (fs) 20140317
McAfee Artemis!A7CA04502AD2 20140317
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis!A7CA04502AD2 20140317

# 21 Mar 2014, 2:30

Professor writes

0 thumbs

The SysMenu.dll that I have on my computer must be benign, since I don't get any ads popping up at all - just the Windows popup I mentioned above. It's annoying, but doesn't actually cause any problems - I just delete it.

# 21 Mar 2014, 7:34

Chantalle writes

0 thumbs

I have a problem with this so called SysMenu.dll always 3 windows that pops open and tell me it's missing, I did the freefixer scan and it says if the Sysmenu.dll file is there remove it and I look and it's not there so now what, if it's not there then I shouldn't have that message pop up, or does that mean that I do need it and try to find a way the re-install it back in the system, or what do I do, please tell me.

# 6 Aug 2014, 8:59

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Chantalle: No, I don't think you should reinstall it since the file is detected by some the anti-virus programs.

It appears that SysMenu.dll was hooked up in a location that FreeFixer does not scan, my guess is that it can be found somewhere in the Windows registry.

# 13 Aug 2014, 12:53

MIrza writes

0 thumbs

no se que sea este dll pero antes mi escritorio se actualizaba solo y con mucha frecuencia. pero desde que elimine SysMenu.dll ya no tengo ese problema.

# 6 Mar 2015, 20:23

Derek Blake writes

0 thumbs

i have followed instructions, and great ! at the present time that pesky dll has gone. hope fully for good, thank you, much appreciated and all for free, :-)

# 25 May 2015, 15:23

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Derek: Good to hear you solved the problem.

# 4 Jul 2015, 8:08

Christine G writes

0 thumbs

how do I get rid of the pop up c;\PROGRAM~]COMMON~SYSTEM\SYSmEU.DLL

# 13 Jul 2015, 11:40

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Christine: Does the pop-up include any other information than the path to the sysmenu.dll file?

# 23 Jul 2015, 13:08

Johnny Prickett writes

2 thumbs

This all started when I upgraded to windows 10

# 8 Dec 2015, 5:18

Monique Moynihan writes

0 thumbs

How do I get rid of the pop up c;\PROGRAM-}COMMON-SYSTEM\SYSmEU.DLL? That is all the information i have.

# 18 Jan 2016, 16:53

David Miles writes

1 thumb

I have the same problem with sysmenu.dll. Two identical error windows pop up saying sysmenu.dll cannot be found.

# 15 Feb 2016, 17:17

JayC writes

2 thumbs

It's really helpful to remove all those sysmenu.dll stuff, I have not experience any errors about sysmenu.dll after the removal of the related errors. This is the only best working tool that I will ever find. Good job.

# 29 May 2016, 5:35

JayC writes

1 thumb

Day 4 and still running good without the errors.

# 30 May 2016, 4:27

Roger Karlsson writes

1 thumb

@JayC: Thank you for the feedback!

# 30 May 2016, 6:06

Ken Karns writes

1 thumb

When this popup happens on my desktop, the CPU usage goes to 100%. However, the computer moves remarkably fast when it should freeze up the computer.Also, Windows has not updated in a month. We have installed the stand alone Windows Installer. Still no updates. It's unclear whether this dll file is causing the computer to update or not.

# 18 Jul 2016, 6:51

Jud Anderson writes

0 thumbs

I am running Windows7 on my desktop computer. (not this one) I frequently have two pop up windows indicated an error that SysMenu.dll cannot be found. ?? should I find this file and install it ?? or can I do something to prevent the notice that it can't be found???

# 17 Sep 2016, 15:59

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Jud: Many of the anti-virus programs are now detecting the SysMenu.dll file. See list below. So, don't try to reinstall it. Currently I don't know where SysMenu.dll is hooked into your computer, but I think I have a backup of this adware in snapshot on my lab machine. I'll see if I can find it again and figure out why the pop-up occurs and how to remove it.

AVG ShopperPro.A8D 20150709
AVware Goobzo (fs) 20150709
AhnLab-V3 Win-PUP/CrossRider 20150709
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare]/Win32.Shopper.adw 20150709
Avast Win32:Adware-CDO [PUP] 20150709
Bkav W32.HfsAdware.CEDB 20150708
CAT-QuickHeal PUA.Goobzoltd.Gen 20150709
DrWeb Adware.Searcher.2795 20150709
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/SBWatchman.D potentially unwanted 20150709
Jiangmin AdWare/Shopper.ws 20150708
K7AntiVirus Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 ) 20150709
K7GW Unwanted-Program ( 004a8e8b1 ) 20150709
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper.adw 20150709
McAfee Artemis!A7CA04502AD2 20150709
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis 20150709
Panda Adware/Goobzo 20150708
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.37e 20150709
Symantec WS.Reputation.1 20150709
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Lorq 20150709
VIPRE Goobzo (fs) 20150709
Zillya Adware.Shopper.Win32.336 20150709

# 18 Sep 2016, 12:19

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Jud: I check my lab machine, but unfortunately it seems that I've removed the Goobzo SysMenu.dll software. So I cannot research it further to find out how sysmenu.dll is loaded. Sorry about that.

# 19 Sep 2016, 5:04

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