File Extension SHS

.SHS File

File extension: SHS
File type: Shell Scrap Object File

Notes about the SHS file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The SHS file type is primarily associated with 'Shell Scrap Object File' by Microsoft Corporation. The Shell Scrap Object is part of the Microsoft embed objects inside objects philosophy. Basically, what happens is that the shell script is wrapped around an object and the .SHS extension (which normally can't be seen even with extensions turned on) is added to the file. An .SHS file is really potentially quite dangerous because it can have anything executable in it along with a vast collection of dangerous script code in the wrapper. At least one worm uses the Shell Script object. Note: This file type can become infected and should be carefully scanned if someone sends you a file with this extension.

Detailed information for file extension SHS:

Primary association: Shell Scrap Object File
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Identifying characters Hex: D0 CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1 , and , Hex (position 1024): 52 00 6F 00 6F 00 74 00 20 00 45 00 6E 00 74 00 72 00 79 , ASCII: R.o.o.t...E.n.t.r.y
Related links: Stages Worm/Scrap File Info, Scrap File Discussion
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .SHS

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: ShellScrap, FileType: Scrap object, AppName: Shell scrap object handler
EXEFile: shscrap.dll

ProgramID: ShellScrap
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AnalogX\Script Defender\sdefend.exe %1 %*

ProgramID: ShellScrap
EXEFile: rundll32 %SystemRoot%\system32\shscrap.dll,OpenScrap_RunDLL %1

ProgramID: ShellScrap
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Script Sentry\ScriptSentry.exe %1 %*

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