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.
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 (www.freeavg.com) or AVG Technologies (www.freeavg.com) or AVG Exploit Prevention Labs or Avanquest Software (www.avanquest.com).
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.
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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active avgssie process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.