shell32.dll - Is shell32.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and 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


  • Is shell32.dll spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is shell32.dll considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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