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Decode Shell Extension

What is Decode Shell Extension?  (from Funduc Software)

Decode Shell Extension, one of our legacy freeware products, allows you to decode Internet email attachments simply by right-clicking on a saved message file from Explorer and selecting Decode from the menu. Decode Shell Extension is for 32 bit Windows only! It will not work on a 64-bit operating system so please do no...  Read more


Decode Shell Extension is a software program developed by Funduc Software. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 64% of users of Decode Shell Extension come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.funduc.com
Help link: www.funduc.com/decfaq.htm
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\funduc\decext
Uninstaller: C:\DOCUME~1\margaret\MYDOCU~1\funduc\decext\UNWISE.EXE C:\DOCUME~1\margaret\MYDOCU~1\funduc\decext\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)

Program filesFiles installed by Decode Shell Extension

  • Decext.dll - Decode Shell Extension, Funduc Software Inc. http://www.funduc.com

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • Decext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DecExt' with a class of {a90d5ea0-a1d7-11cf-8dc1-00805fc2353f}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D124A613-2DCA-41D4-BD97-2AA19C48545C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Decode Shell Extension?

You can uninstall Decode Shell Extension from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Decode Shell Extension, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Decode Shell Extension.

Win XP 50%
Win 10 17%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 16.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 10 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.64%
  Germany 18.18%
  Italy 18.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 25.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Intel 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Common models
LENOVO Lenovo H405 20.00%
Dell Vostro 460 20.00%
ACTEBIS SAM#451B 20.00%

Publisher URL: www.funduc.com


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