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What is IEShims.dll?

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Internet Explorer Compatibility Shims

The file IEShims.dll is used to execute service Internet Explorer Compatibility Shims for Microsoft Desktop Window Manager API dwmapi.dll and LDDM User Mode Driver for Intel(R) Graphics Technology igdumd64.dll, and support device drivers in computer Alienware.

The module IEShims.dll was published at 7/13/2009 4:58:55 PM, and is usually located in C:\Windows\System32\ winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-ieshims_31bf3856ad364e35_8.0.7600.16385_none_be3c68d42aec01f7\. Once active, module will occupy 293376 KB of memory usage.

If the memory usage of IEShims.dll showed in Task Manager is over 4950126 bytes, then there is a virus Worm:Win32/Bagle.J@mm or Trojan Program:Win32/BaldEagleScreensaver on your machine. This file should be replaced immediately with a clean one.

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The module IEShims.dll with version 8.0.7600.16385 is shared by Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers.

If the version number changes and IEShims.dll is not restored ASAP, your computer would receive xapofx1_5dll missing / not found, fault module and IE crashes errors.

IEShims.dll vulnerability leads to a total of 4950126293376 hits by Program:Win32/BaldEagleScreensaver since 7/13/2009 4:58:55 PM in Solomon Islands, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Vanuatu and Cambodia, said Dave Tessman, a website editor in AsianAvenue.

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How to avoid IEShims.dll issues?

IEShims.dll provides startup services for Internet Explorer compatible DLL files. When the file is missing or corrupt, your IE can't work correctly. The most common symptom is Problem Event Name: APPCRASH - Application Name: iexplore.exe - Application Timestamp: 4a9600c9 - Application Version: 8.0.6001.18828 - Fault Module Name: IEShims.dll error during IE startup and shutdown.

More faulting modules and applications:

  1. ieframe.dll
  2. wer.dll
  3. shlmapi.dll
  4. oleaut32.dll
  5. ATIDLL_rvlrbgwxm.dll
  7. Setup.exe
  8. Outlook.exe
  9. pdu.exe
  10. mshtml.dll

IEShims.dll constantly crashing web browsers:

  1. Internet Explorer 6 - IE 6
  2. Internet Explorer 7 - IE 7
  3. Internet Explorer 8 - IE 8
  4. Internet Explorer 9 - IE 9
  5. Internet Explorer 10 - IE 10
  6. Internet Explorer 11 - IE 11
  7. Newer IE versions that will be published by Microsoft in the future.
  8. IE API engine based browsers, like browser 360 and QQ, from China.
  9. Safari

If IEShimes.dll error continues, your online activities will be seriously affected.

Popular Online Activities:

  1. Watching videos and listening audios
  2. Shopping
  3. Email services
  4. Social communications
  5. Cash transfer and withdraw

The easiest way to fix IEShimes.dll is to restore the file to its original version 8.0.7600.16385 by using DLL Tool.

The report provided by Microsoft shows the main cause of the error is the file is overwriten when installing new software or is removed while uninstalling programs. So to prevent this error, do remember not to overwrite or remove it from your computer.

FAQs of IEShims.dll on Microsoft Answers

  1. Patricia Carrier - Both IE8 and IE9 crash at fault module mshtml.dll and IEShimes.dll with path C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ in my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit PC. And then the SnippingTool.exe application stopped working, also Microsoft Office SP2 update failed.
  2. JACK Feast - IE7 crash at combase.dll with error code 5_497bb6d3-4aa4-89fd-8afe-7ce7cdbebb74. After that, I upgraded it to IE10, but it can't open after installation. My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32 bits.
  3. susan withrow - Windows 7 refuses to install either IE10 or IE11, but both of them can work in Metro Mode. How to fix this problem?
  4. marilyn bash - SFC scan error serveral time a day after installing IE8, I have tried many methods, but none of them works, can some one help me on this?
  5. Sally Grayson - Error Code 0xc0000005 pops up when IE11 crashing in my Windows 8 Pro, how to fix this appcrash issue?

For more IEShims.dll FAQs, please visit http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/Search/Search?SearchTerm=IEShims.dll&askingquestion=False&page=1

8.13 MB - Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, 32- & 64-bit

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