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What is the gra8e1~1.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 gra8e1~1.dll process is also known as GrooveShellExtensions Module and is a part of Microsoft Office Access Setup. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of gra8e1~1.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about gra8e1~1.dll GrooveShellExtensions Module

gra8e1~1.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file gra8e1~1.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 2,210,608 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E. There is no internal description of the file. It is attempting to make itself invisible. This is not standard practice. This gra8e1~1.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The gra8e1~1 file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 100% 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 gra8e1~1.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 gra8e1~1?

This is part of the GrooveShellExtensions module for Office by Microsoft

Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Microsoft Office Access Setup

gra8e1~1.dll GrooveShellExtensions Module fix

To remove GrooveShellExtensions Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Microsoft Office Access Setup in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if gra8e1~1.dll (GrooveShellExtensions 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 GrooveShellExtensions Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for GrooveShellExtensions 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 gra8e1~1.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.

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