What is aswWebRepIE.dll?

AswWebRepIE.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 IE Webrep plugin.

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AswWebRepIE.dll file information

The process known as IE Webrep plugin or avast! WebRep Plugin

belongs to software Avast Free Antivirus or Avast Internet Security or Avast Premier or Avast Pro Antivirus or Avast! Antivirus or avast! Antivirus or avast! Endpoint Protection or Adobe Creative Suite (version 5 Master Collection)

by AVAST Software ( or Avast Software s.r.o or AVAST Software a.s.

Description: AswWebRepIE.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AswWebRepIE.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the "C:\Program Files" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 586,968 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 565,304 bytes and 28 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 8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06. The program has no visible window. AswWebRepIE.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The file has a digital signature. AswWebRepIE.dll is not a Windows system file. The process has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with avast! Free Antivirus or Avast Free Antivirus occur, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or use the software publisher's support site.

Recommended: Identify aswWebRepIE.dll related errors

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

it is part of avast antivirus and checks out websites giving their security rating before you go to them
Avast Antivirus addon for web browsers. Provides website reliability and reputation ratings according to community-provided feedback.
  meetoo   (further information)
I use the Avast Anti-Virus program on my computer. WebRep is used by Avast to rank a web site's security.
  P Eugene Allen   (further information)
Works well in guarding against bad websites that can infect your computers
  D Moore  
optional, from Avast. Shows people's ranking of safety of a website
  Shane Seckler  
I use Avast Security
Avast Antivirus addon for web browsers.
Avast web reputation addon

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Summary: Average user rating of aswWebRepIE.dll: based on 14 votes with 8 user comments. 11 users think aswWebRepIE.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving aswWebRepIE issues

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