What is the CuteShell.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 CuteShell.dll process is also known as CuteFTP Shell Integration Module or, as the case may be, CuteShell DLL and is a part of CuteFTP (Version 8 Professional) or, as the case may be, Shell Integration DLL. This software is produced by GlobalSCAPE Texas, LP (www.globalscape.com). An obsolete or defective version of CuteShell.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- CuteFTP Shell Integration Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CuteFTP Shell Integration Module 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)
- CuteShell.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CuteShell.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CuteShell.dll CuteFTP Shell Integration Module
CuteShell.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CuteShell.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 163,840 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 245,760 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. It 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. This CuteShell program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. CuteShell.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A CuteShell.dll file has a 62% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 143,360 bytes. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. There is no internal description of the file. It 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. This CuteShell.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The CuteShell file is not part of the Windows operating system. CuteShell.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes.
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 CuteShell.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 CuteShell?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall CuteFTP or Shell Integration DLL
To remove CuteFTP Shell Integration Module 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 CuteFTP or Shell Integration DLL in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if CuteShell.dll (CuteFTP Shell Integration Module) 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 CuteFTP Shell Integration Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CuteFTP Shell Integration Module 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 CuteShell.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.