What is avgssie.dll?

Avgssie.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 Safe Search.

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Avgssie.dll file information

The process known as Safe Search for Internet Explorer or AVG 2012 or AVG 2011

belongs to software AVG Internet Security or AVG Free or AVG or AVG Protection or AVG 2012 or NVIDIA ForceWare Network or Project64 or SPEC Viewperf

by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o ( or AVG Technologies ( or AVG Exploit Prevention Labs or Avanquest Software (

Description: Avgssie.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Avgssie.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in the "C:\Program Files" folder or in C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 455,960 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 1,111,320 bytes and 33 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 3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0. The program has no visible window. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. Avgssie.dll is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. Avgssie.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. Avgssie.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with avgssie.dll, you can also visit the vendor’s support site, find out if there is a newer version available or uninstall AVG Internet Security from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify avgssie.dll related errors

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

part of avg free antivirus program
It comes up as WormRader it is a subsitary of AVG secure to prevent worm invation by IE
  Justin s  
avg virus scan software
  Daniel   (further information)
It slows down the closing of IE8
that I can't get rid of it in ie
Hard to uninstall, the control panel will not uninstall it correctly, and it will keep reappearing on your computer constantly. Consider this a virus that is not easy to get rid of.
This file was added to my computer when I ran a trial of Tuneup Utilities 2014, published by AVG. I removed the entire program after running it once. Probably not dangerous but everything it does can be done by other less intrusive and hidden means.

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Summary: Average user rating of avgssie.dll: based on 13 votes with 7 user comments. 6 users think avgssie.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think avgssie.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade avgssie.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving avgssie issues

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