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What is the SDShelEx-win32.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 SDShelEx-win32.dll process is also known as TuneUp Shredder Shell Extension and is a part of TuneUp Utilities (Version 2008, 2009, 2012, 2007, 2013). This software is produced by TuneUp Software GmbH (www.tune-up.com). An obsolete or defective version of SDShelEx-win32.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 SDShelEx-win32.dll TuneUp Shredder Shell Extension

SDShelEx-win32.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SDShelEx-win32.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 27,656 bytes (66% of all these files), 30,496 bytes, 30,016 bytes or, as the case may be, 28,488 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 process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The SDShelEx-win32 file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 41% 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 SDShelEx-win32.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 SDShelEx-win32?

TuneUp Shredder
I finally found in the "system services" a file called TuneupDefrag..etc.... that SDShelEx is related to...ugh
adolph geier (wichita,kansas)
i think i dont need it anymore. I've try to remove it but its getting stuck and said that some other file using it.

Summary: One user judges SDShelEx-win32.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall TuneUp Utilities

SDShelEx-win32.dll TuneUp Shredder Shell Extension fix

To remove TuneUp Shredder Shell Extension 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 TuneUp Utilities in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if SDShelEx-win32.dll (TuneUp Shredder Shell Extension) 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 TuneUp Shredder Shell Extension. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TuneUp Shredder Shell Extension 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 SDShelEx-win32.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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