What is the CmdLineExt.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The CmdLineExt.dll process is also known as SecuROM context menu for Explorer and is a part of SecuROM Shell Extension. This software is produced by Sony DADC Austria AG (www.sonydadc.com). An obsolete or defective version of CmdLineExt.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SecuROM context menu has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SecuROM context menu has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CmdLineExt.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CmdLineExt.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CmdLineExt.dll SecuROM context menu
CmdLineExt.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file CmdLineExt.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 107,888 bytes (45% of all these files), 98,304 bytes, 108,144 bytes or, as the case may be, 90,112 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The CmdLineExt file is not part of the Windows operating system. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this reason, 61% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves CmdLineExt.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about CmdLineExt?
|Possibly installed with the excellent game Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas |
|Sony DADC |
|In den Datei-Eigenschaften steht bei Beschreibung: "SecuROM Context-Menu for Explorer." und bei Firma "Sony DADC Austria AG." SecuROM is the fastest growing and most effective copy protection system for CD-ROM and DVD-ROM |
|SECUROM Copy Protection to find Emulation Drives |
|Sony DADC to help you prepare your master, please see ROM Premastering http://www.securom.com/ |
Summary: 5 users judge CmdLineExt.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 12 users have already deleted CmdLineExt.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall SecuROM Shell Extension
To remove SecuROM context menu from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for SecuROM Shell Extension in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if CmdLineExt.dll (SecuROM context menu) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of SecuROM context menu. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SecuROM context menu or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or CmdLineExt.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.