What is the shellexecutehook.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 shellexecutehook.dll process is also known as AVG Anti-Spyware shellexecutehook and is a part of Mobile Phone Suite Easy Synchronization or, as the case may be, AVG Anti-Spyware. This software is produced by GRISOFT s.r.o (www.grisoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of shellexecutehook.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AVG Anti-Spyware shellexecutehook has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AVG Anti-Spyware shellexecutehook 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)
- shellexecutehook.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module shellexecutehook.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about shellexecutehook.dll AVG Anti-Spyware shellexecutehook
shellexecutehook.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Shellexecutehook.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 69,632 bytes (83% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 79,408 bytes.
This special DLL file automatically starts as soon as you start a program. DLL stands for dynamic link library. It contains additional functions that may be called upon from time to time. The DLL could be used to analyze when you execute a given program. That process is able to scan all programs running on the computer. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The file does not supply any version information or other description. For this reason, 62% 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 shellexecutehook.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 shellexecutehook?
|Used to protect from malware/spyware |
|a part of an anti virus programm, anti spyware..., like ad aware |
|AVG Anti Spyware great any spyware program see www.free.grisoft.com and click on AVG anity Spyware free. |
|not much other than the fact that AVG has saved me from numerous trojans, malware, etc |
|anti-spyware tool |
Summary: 10 users judge shellexecutehook.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted shellexecutehook.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Mobile Phone Suite Easy Synchronization or AVG Anti-Spyware
To remove AVG Anti-Spyware shellexecutehook 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 Mobile Phone Suite Easy Synchronization or AVG Anti-Spyware in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if shellexecutehook.dll (AVG Anti-Spyware shellexecutehook) 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 AVG Anti-Spyware shellexecutehook. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AVG Anti-Spyware shellexecutehook 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 shellexecutehook.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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