How to remove an altavista error
The free file information forum can help you determine if altavista.dll is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Altavista.dll file information
Description: altavista.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 955,904 bytes (96% of all occurrences) or 785,920 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is 4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-92EA-EC65A294AE31. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. altavista.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ AltaVista Toolbar.
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If altavista.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 1,819,648 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 785,920 bytes.
The program has no visible window. It is able to monitor Internet browser. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file.
altavista.dll is able to record inputs.
You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Altavista Toolbar.
External information from Tony Klein:
- This legitimate BHO (ALTAVI~1.DLL) is related to Altavista Toolbar
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as altavista.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the altavista.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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