What is 49SrcAs.dll?

49SrcAs.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about MindSpark Search Assistant.

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49SrcAs.dll file information

The process known as MindSpark Search Assistant or Mindspark Toolbar Platform belongs to software MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer or Mindspark Toolbar Platform for Internet Explorer by MindSpark or Mindspark.

Description: 49SrcAs.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The 49SrcAs.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 62,864 bytes (87% of all occurrences), 144,968 bytes or 139,336 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 06e05b40-77fa-40b6-9077-ed1a7577b1ef. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. 49SrcAs.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with 49SrcAs.dll, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Mindspark Interactive Network or Utility Chest Firefox Toolbar (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) get help from the software vendor Myway.

Recommended: Identify 49SrcAs.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as 49SrcAs.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the 49SrcAs.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If MindSpark Search Assistant 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 ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving 49SrcAs issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active 49SrcAs process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the 49SrcAs.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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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