What is advancedsearchbar.dll?

Advancedsearchbar.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 Advanced Searchbar.

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Advancedsearchbar.dll file information

The process known as Advanced Searchbar belongs to software Advanced Searchbar or Advanced Searchbar for Windows by Advanced Search Technologies or Amazing Software Products.

Description: Advancedsearchbar.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Advancedsearchbar.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 523,984 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 642,768 bytes and 8 more variants. 
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 CDEEC43D-3572-4E95-A2A5-F519D29F00C0. The program is not visible. The advancedsearchbar.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. Advancedsearchbar.dll is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Advancedsearchbar.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with advancedsearchbar.dll occur, you can uninstall Advanced Searchbar or Advanced Searchbar for Windows software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify advancedsearchbar.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as advancedsearchbar.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the advancedsearchbar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Advanced Searchbar 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.


User Comments

does not record inputs, it is a highly rated program. Castle Cops, Ad-aware, Microsoft and many others say it is safe to use. Unless you list google, yahoo, and msn which are no different except we collect nothing you will have a legal situation on your hands.
  Gerald O'Dea   (further information)
Search toolbar - not convinced how intrusive it is.
When trying to uninstall advance searchbar i just got error messages again . avg antivirus also would not uninstall they are both still showing in my add or remove programs dosm

Summary: Average user rating of advancedsearchbar.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks advancedsearchbar.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving advancedsearchbar issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active advancedsearchbar process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the advancedsearchbar.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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