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What is XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL and how to fix it?

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The XnViewShellExt.dll file is being developed with the XnViewShell extension. The program and developer are the same for the DLL file in question. It receives security updates to prevent malware, trojan or virus from happening. The file is used by the same module and in the past does not form part of an attack. The level of threat is 1.

XnViewShellExt.dll is located in C:\Program Files\xnview\shellex\xnviewshellext.dll. The DLL file has a total size of 1.4 megabyte. The latest DLL release was found at The file is a non-system process and can be deleted without affecting the Windows operating system if it is confirmed to be a virus or malware.

You can see which CPU, memory, disk and network usage causes the XnViewShellExt.dll module process in the Windows Task Manager.

How to check if XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL malware is affected on your computer?

If your system is affected by XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  1. XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  2. Erratic internet connection
  3. Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  4. Computer screen freezes
  5. PC’s processing speed suffers
  6. You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\windows\system32 you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.


Step 1: Use Microsoft Register Server to manually register XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL

When you install software that uses the XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL dependency, the software should automatically register the file for you. In some cases your DLL file may not register properly, and as a result, will provide a “XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL not registered” error. Fortunately, you can use a built-in utility called “Microsoft Register Server” (regsvr32.exe) to re-register your XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL file.

How to re-register XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL from a command prompt?

  1. Click the button Start.
  2. In the search box type “command “… and do not Hit ENTER!
  3. Hit ENTER by holding the CTRL-Shift keys.
  4. A permission dialog box will be prompted.
  5. Click Yes.
  6. Enter regsvr32/u XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL, type the following command.
  7. Hit Enter to make the file UN-REGESTER.
  8. Type the command following: XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL regsvr32/i.
  9. Hit ENTER, This will RE-REGISTER your file.
  10. Close the prompt window for command.
  11. Restart the XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL error re-launched program.

Step 2: Remove or Restore the file XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL from Recycle Bin

This may seem like an obvious or ridiculous step, but you may have accidentally deleted your XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL. Therefore, it should be checked to see if your recycle bin is there.

  1. Just double-click on the bin icon for recycling.
  2. Look for XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL in the upper right corner.
  3. If XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL file appears in the search results, select it, and move it to the following directory:
    1. Windows 95/98/Me = C:\Windows\System32\
    2. Windows NT/2000 = C:\Windows\System32\
    3. Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 = C:\Windows\System32\
    4. 64-bit Windows = C:\Windows\System32\
    5. After moving your XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL file, restart your computer.

Step 4: Drive your computer’s full malware scan

You are likely to experience a malware infection on your PC with your XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL error. These intruders can damage DLL- related files, corrupt them, or remove them. In addition, the XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL error that you experience might be related to a malicious program component itself.

Step 5: PC Driver updates

Fixed or updated device drivers may be linked to XNVIEWSHELLEXT.DLL errors. Drivers can work one day and, for a variety of reasons, suddenly stop working the next day. The good news is that the device driver can often be updated to fix the DLL issue.

Searching for the exact driver for your hardware device, including directly from Microsoft or its affiliated manufacturers, may be extremely difficult. So, we recommend getting them fix through above steps.

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Last Updated On January 31, 2019