What is AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll?

The genuine AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll file is a software component of AVG Security Toolbar by AVG Technologies.
A toolbar that integrates with your browser, the AVG Secure Search Toolbar scans web content and any downloads or file transfers you initiate in real time. If any threat or potentially dangerous site is identified, you are alerted immediately. Founded in 1991, AVG Technologies is based in the Netherlands and focuses primarily on security software.

AVG Secure Search_toolbar.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 AVG Secure Search.

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AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll file information

The process known as AVG Secure Search or toolbar.dll or toolbar.dll (Official) belongs to software AVG Security Toolbar or AVG Technologies by AVG Technologies ( or AVG Secure Search.

Description: AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,796,552 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 1,929,392 bytes and 41 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 95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll is not a Windows core file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is a Verisign signed file. AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll, you can also turn to the software company, AVG, for advice or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > AVG Security Toolbar or AVG Technologies).

Recommended: Identify AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If AVG Secure Search 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 could be harmful haven read some reveiws most suggest it is a sketchy
I imagine its from my AVG anti virus software. Which gives firefox and internet explorer a modified google search engine that prevents you from going to virus websites.
Modul für AVG Virenscanner (Browser Erweiterung)
  MR   (further information)
Fourth highest rating at 53. Need to explore this further as something causing freezes (dell vista 32bit)
Kann man drau verzichten, sofern man eine gute Antivirus Software hat.

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Summary: Average user rating of AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll: based on 8 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving AVG Secure Search_toolbar issues

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