What is ArcURLRecord.dll?

The genuine ArcURLRecord.dll file is a software component of ArcSoft Media Converter by ArcSoft.
ArcURLRecord.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to ArcSoft Media Converter, a media transcoder that converts media from one format to another. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. ArcSoft Media Converter is a defunct program designed for the Windows platform that can convert video, audio, and image files to and from popular formats. The program supports the following formats: AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPG, M2TS, MTS, RMVB, AVCHD, BMP, JPG, JPEG, WMF, FPX, GIF, PCD, PCX, PNG, PSD, TGA, TIF, JPS, MPO, RAW, WMA, WAV, AAC, M4A, and OGG Vorbis. ArcSoft Media Converter is no longer updated or supported. ArcSoft, Inc. is an American company that develops solutions in photo and video imaging. ArcSoft software is currently used in devices ranging from smartphones to tablets, PCs, smart TVs, digital cameras and more. The company was founded in 1994 and is currently headquartered in Fremont, California.

ArcURLRecord stands for ArcSoft Universal Resource Locator Record Module

ArcURLRecord.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 ArcURLRecord Module.

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ArcURLRecord.dll file information

The process known as ArcURLRecord Module belongs to software ArcSoft Video Downloader or Media Converter for Philips or MediaConverter (version 2.5 for Philips) or Cakewalk Session Drummer VSTi by ArcSoft (

Description: ArcURLRecord.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ArcURLRecord.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 145,920 bytes (82% of all occurrences), 188,416 bytes, 170,496 bytes or 158,208 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 11222041-111B-46E3-BD29-EFB2449479B1. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using ArcURLRecord.dll, you can also completely remove Media Converter for Philips or ArcSoft Video Downloader (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify ArcURLRecord.dll related errors

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

Media convertor for phillips mp3 player
Part of the Arcsoft Video Download software for Arcsoft's video Downloader software.

Summary: Average user rating of ArcURLRecord.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks ArcURLRecord.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ArcURLRecord issues

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