What is the GrooveShellExtensions.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 GrooveShellExtensions.dll process is also known as GrooveShellExtensions Module or, as the case may be, Microsoft Office Enterprise (Version 2007) and is a part of Microsoft Office Access Setup or, as the case may be, Microsoft Office Shared (Version 64-bit Setup, 64-bit, 64-bit MUI 2007, 64-bit MUI 2010, 64-bit MUI, 64-bit MUI) 2007, 64-bit MUI 2013). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, Groove Networks (secure.groove.net). An obsolete or defective version of GrooveShellExtensions.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- GrooveShellExtensions Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- GrooveShellExtensions 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)
- GrooveShellExtensions.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module GrooveShellExtensions.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about GrooveShellExtensions.dll GrooveShellExtensions Module
GrooveShellExtensions.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file GrooveShellExtensions.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,217,848 bytes (35% of all these files), 2,217,832 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
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. This GrooveShellExtensions.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The GrooveShellExtensions file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. GrooveShellExtensions.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 55% 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 GrooveShellExtensions.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 GrooveShellExtensions?
|Belongs to Virtual Office from Groove Networks |
|Part of Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 |
|runs for a certain aspect of microsoft office 2007 called microsoft Groove |
|causes freezes on windows startup(stupid groove) |
|This file is one of microsoft office file itS NOT DANGEROUS ... |
Summary: 17 users judge GrooveShellExtensions.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 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, 5 users have already deleted GrooveShellExtensions.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Shared 2007, 64-bit MUI 2013)
To remove GrooveShellExtensions 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 Microsoft Office Access Setup or Microsoft Office Shared 2007, 64-bit MUI 2013) in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if GrooveShellExtensions.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 GrooveShellExtensions.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.