How to remove the bridge Module malware

Most antivirus programs classify bridge.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance PWS:Win32/Briss or LoudMarketing.Bridge/WinFavorites (threat-c) (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan-Spy.Win32.Briss.c or Trojan-Spy.Win32.Briss.i (detected by Kaspersky). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated bridge Module software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about bridge Module and how to get rid of it.

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Bridge.dll file information

The process known as bridge Module appears to belong to software Bridge or bridge Module by unknown.

Description: Bridge.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Bridge.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder (common is C:\windows\system32\ or C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\). Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 69,632 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 31,232 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 9C691A33-7DDA-4C2F-BE4C-C176083F35CF. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Bridge.dll is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
It is possible to remove the entire program Bridge using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: You should check the bridge.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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It re-creates the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run folder and it looks like HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-. I just deleted the folder and removed it from msconfig Startup and everything works fine now.
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Boot into Safe Mode, open msconfig and delete bridge.dll then open C:\Windows\system32 and delete bridge.dll and bridge.ini then remove Registry keys relating to bridge.dll If you run Win95-98-ME you should also check C:\Windows\system32 and remove any references to bridge.dll from system.ini and win.ini. Then reboot OUT of SAFE MODE.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of bridge.dll: based on 62 votes with 9 reviews. 7 users think bridge.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 12 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 16 users suspect danger. 26 users think bridge.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 10 users don't grade bridge.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving bridge issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bridge. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the bridge.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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