What is the OldNewExplorer32.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 OldNewExplorer32.dll process is also known as OldNewExplorer shell enhancements and is a part of OldNewExplorer or, as the case may be, SkinPack Alienred. This software is produced by www.startisback.com. An obsolete or defective version of OldNewExplorer32.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OldNewExplorer shell enhancements has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OldNewExplorer shell enhancements 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)
- OldNewExplorer32.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OldNewExplorer32.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OldNewExplorer32.dll OldNewExplorer shell enhancements
OldNewExplorer32.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. OldNewExplorer32.dll is found in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 253,440 bytes (50% of all these files), 223,232 bytes or, as the case may be, 224,256 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 27DD0F8B-3E0E-4ADC-A78A-66047E71ADC5. This OldNewExplorer32 program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The OldNewExplorer32 file is no part of Microsoft Windows. OldNewExplorer32.dll is capable of record keystrokes. 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 OldNewExplorer32.dll file has a 66% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 253,440 bytes (50% of all these files), 223,232 bytes or, as the case may be, 254,976 bytes. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. It attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. OldNewExplorer32.dll is capable of record keystrokes.
- A OldNewExplorer32.dll file has a 66% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 253,440 bytes (33% of all these files), 224,256 bytes or, as the case may be, 223,232 bytes. This OldNewExplorer32.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The 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. OldNewExplorer32.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes.
- A OldNewExplorer32.dll file has a 66% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 218,624 bytes.
- A OldNewExplorer32.dll file has a 66% certainty of being dangerous if it is found on C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 224,256 bytes.
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 OldNewExplorer32.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 OldNewExplorer32?
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 OldNewExplorer or SkinPack Alienred
To remove OldNewExplorer shell enhancements from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate OldNewExplorer or SkinPack Alienred in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if OldNewExplorer32.dll (OldNewExplorer shell enhancements) 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 OldNewExplorer shell enhancements. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OldNewExplorer shell enhancements 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 OldNewExplorer32.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.