Some anti-malware programs classify 135.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Application.Generic.584143 (detected by F-Secure), and Artemis!F8765BD4BCC5 (detected by McAfee). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated 135.dll software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about 135.dll and how to get rid of it.
Description: 135.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. 135.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 136,704 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 137,216 bytes or 136,192 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 c90870f8-0490-44f9-bfa4-1988e0ab23e8 or 6ee07ee8-b141-4cda-865d-60ddbec7c335 or 10 more variants. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The 135.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. 135.dll is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify 135.dll related errors
Important: Some malware also uses the file name 135.dll, for example Application.Generic.584143 (detected by F-Secure), and Artemis!F8765BD4BCC5 (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the 135.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If 135.dll 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 135 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the 135.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.