shell32.dll - Is shell32.dll spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is shell32.dll?
Purpose of shell32.dll:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. shell32.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
Shell32.dll is a program which was most likely arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. The actual folder location is also listed for you below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This shell32.dll file is part of the Windows operating system, and the exact file location is listed below. The shell system is important for handling many windows tasks, and is required for your system to be stable. This shell32.dll file is not known to be spyware or adware, although you should always verify the location to make sure the name is not being copied and placed elsewhere as spyware, to make it look like the same program. Visit shell32.dll for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the shell32.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program is found on your hard drive at C:\windows\system32\shell32.dll


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, shell32.dll may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. shell32.dll can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is shell32.dll spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove shell32.dll?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    Shell32.dll is a program which was most likely arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. The actual folder location is also listed for you below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This shell32.dll file is part of the Windows operating system, and the exact file location is listed below. The shell system is important for handling many windows tasks, and is required for your system to be stable. This shell32.dll file is not known to be spyware or adware, although you should always verify the location to make sure the name is not being copied and placed elsewhere as spyware, to make it look like the same program. This program is found on your hard drive at C:\windows\system32\shell32.dll Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.