Msneshellx.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about MSN Shell Extender.
Description: Msneshellx.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file msneshellx.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN\Toolbar\3.0.0566.0\).
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 82,784 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 86,032 bytes, 82,768 bytes or 83,800 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f. The program is not visible. Msneshellx.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify msneshellx.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msneshellx.dll. Therefore, you should check the msneshellx.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If MSN Shell Extender has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active msneshellx process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the msneshellx.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.