How to remove the bridge virus
Most antivirus programs identify bridge.dll as malware, for instance Microsoft identifies it as PWS:Win32/Briss or LoudMarketing.Bridge/WinFavorites (threat-c), and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Spy.Win32.Briss.c or Trojan-Spy.Win32.Briss.i.
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Bridge.dll file information
Description: Bridge.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. bridge.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 (common is C:\windows\system32\ or C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 69,632 bytes (95% of all occurrences) or 31,232 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO are 9C691A33-7DDA-4C2F-BE4C-C176083F35CF. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\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 Internet browsers. The service has no detailed description. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
It is possible to remove the entire program Bridge using Windows Control Panel.
Recommended: Identify bridge.dll related errors
If bridge.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 53% dangerous. The file size is 57,344 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows system file.
External information from Tony Klein:
- This spyware BHO (bridge.dll) is related to Adware.WinFavorites
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