What is the eppshell.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 eppshell.dll process is also known as and is a part of EditPlus (Version 2, 3) or, as the case may be, EPSON Easy Photo Print. This software is produced by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (www.epson.com) or, as the case may be, ES-Computing. An obsolete or defective version of eppshell.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- EditPlus has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- EditPlus 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)
- eppshell.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module eppshell.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about eppshell.dll EditPlus
eppshell.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Eppshell.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 69,632 bytes (43% of all these files), 32,256 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
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. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The eppshell 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. This eppshell program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The eppshell file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 75% 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 eppshell.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 eppshell?
|part of editplus (further information...) |
|Runs as part of the user shell to provide context info for EditPlus |
|EditPlus context menu handler. Required for shell integration functionality for the EditPlus text editor for Windows. Can be found in the system registry under CLSID 63AFBDFB-5EF8-4791-AF79-9A3C0DE48974 is EditPlus is installed. (further information...) |
|Edit plus right mouse button DLL |
|part of editplus2 |
Summary: 7 users judge eppshell.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall EditPlus or EPSON Easy Photo Print
To remove EditPlus 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 EditPlus or EPSON Easy Photo Print in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if eppshell.dll (EditPlus) 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 EditPlus. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for EditPlus 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 eppshell.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.