3.0.1312.0 2.50%
3.0.1125.0 2.50%
3.0.983.0 2.50%
3.0.566.0 32.50%
3.0.560.0 27.50%
3.0.552.0 2.50%
3.0.541.0 30.00%



MSN Toolbar by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove MSNeShellX.dll


msneshellx.dll has 7 known versions, the most recent one is 3.0.1312.0. It is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as a Browser Helper Object, often without any obvious user interface, and will start when IE loads. The average file size is about 81.43 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Microsoft Corporation by the certification authority Microsoft Corporation. The programs MSN Toolbar, Microsoft Live Search Toolbar and MSN have been observed as installing specific variations of msneshellx.dll. The library is loaded into Internet Explorer as a BHO (browser helper object).

What is msneshellx.dll?

msneshellx.dll (MSN Shell Extender) is an Internet Explorer Toolbar for the Microsoft MSN ToolBar. When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web page's HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing; it can also manipuate these depending on the intended function of the toolbar.


File name:msneshellx.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corp.
Product name:MSN® Toolbar
Description:MSN® Shell Extender
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\msn\toolbar\3.0.0566.0\msneshellx.dll
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Expiration date:Friday, January 22, 2010

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of MSN® Toolbar.)
Microsoft Corporation
  57% remove
MSN Toolbar is a browser extension toolbar for Internet Explorer, developed by Microsoft.
Microsoft Corporation
  59% remove
Windows Live Toolbar is a browser extension toolbar for Internet Explorer which provides a simple search interface that starts to list results as the user types in a search query, and uses Bing as its...
Microsoft Corporation
8% remove
Python Software Foundation
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Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability. Python supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative ...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of msneshellx.dll, select a unique version for details.)
Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects'
  • BHO CLSID: {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f}
Internet Explorer toolbars
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar'
  • CLSID: {1E61ED7C-7CB8-49d6-B9E9-AB4C880C8414}

VersionsAll file variations of msneshellx.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
ab37c94dac38a14445aede421da139df d8e9943dc3b1dc0f98c31c06e1031d216f2d9953 80.83 KB
ed99a77a15410ed745542accdc063fb9 043d0f3d24eef612cb853d8102afae9611e5a179 80.83 KB
6574f8e5aecdfab0c80a2b0fd6dffc42 7cf9133b19a6e29e71104cd1f821dc11d61a1769 81.84 KB
9c89890fcb4256c7b64583939536cc66 ef9e2afca60695fc8b529d166a2484f1d59f31e8 80.84 KB
f24d277095d2b74fc97ba9bd35268ee8 b9a6e8cac55b82d5b419fe547303f81a5eadcf9e 80.84 KB
795289e4f6b9b9de61672ebe9e27c316 738ab1e0a692e56b2116ef07b2124150cbe1c2c3 80.83 KB
c12121b120411f2c9a457af8339ab6c6 dfba2000cc6622e85fd1065de12a7801a43d7e5f 84.02 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 65.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 22.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 5.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 90.00% of MSN® Toolbar.
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