The AlxTB2.dll file is a software component of AlxTB Module by Alexa Internet.
AlxTB2.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that is part of the Alexa Toolbar, a browser addon that displays site statistics and search analytics. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Alexa Toolbar was designed to collect data on user browsing behavior. It transmits data back to the Alexa website for analysis. This forms the basis for the company's web traffic reporting. The toolbar is available for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. Alexa Internet is an American company that provides data on web traffic to over 30 million websites. The company was established in 1996 by Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat. In 1999, Alexa was acquired by Amazon. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.
AlxTb2 stands for Alexa Toolbar Module 2
Most antivirus programs classify AlxTB2.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for example Win32:Malware-gen (detected by Avast), and Trackware.Alexa (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated AlxTB Module 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 AlxTB Module and how to get rid of it.
Description: AlxTB2.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AlxTB2.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 565,248 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 520,281 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 F1FABE79-25FC-46de-8C5A-2C6DB9D64333. The program is not visible. AlxTB2.dll is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows core file. AlxTB2.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify AlxTB2.dll related errors
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Important: You should check the AlxTB2.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If AlxTB Module 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 AlxTB2 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the AlxTB2.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.