Abg_plugin.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 AdBeGone.
The process known as AdBeGone (version 1.21) belongs to software SpyWare Killer Pro or AdBeGone or StealthSurf Pro or SpyWare Killer (version 5 in 1) by Cyberspace Headquarters (www.cyberspacehq.com) or Cosmi.
Description: Abg_plugin.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Abg_plugin.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 273,920 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 474,624 bytes, 224,256 bytes, 207,360 bytes or 505,856 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 60D3AAEB-AA39-4AE0-B2F9-E4AF0613A2A3. There is no file information. The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. The abg_plugin.dll file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify abg_plugin.dll related errors
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as abg_plugin.dll. Therefore, you should check the abg_plugin.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If AdBeGone 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: Security Task Manager examines the active abg_plugin process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the abg_plugin.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.