Some anti-malware programs classify BrowserConnection.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance Artemis!C94BC366E77D (detected by McAfee), and not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.SearchSuite.aia or not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.addk (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 Url Helper 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 Url Helper and how to get rid of it.
The process known as Url Helper
belongs to software Url Helper Module or Windows iLivid Toolbar or Url helper Module or SearchCore for Browsers or Windows Searchqu Toolbar or Searchcore Toolbar or FantastiGames Toolbar or Windows Savevid Toolbar
by Bandoo Media, inc (www.bandoo.com) or Bandoo Media (www.bandoo.com) or iMesh (www.imesh.com) or Koyote-Lab, inc or MusicLab (www.musiclab.com) or Discordia , LTD (www.bandoo.com) or SearchCore for Browsers or Koyote-Lab.
Description: BrowserConnection.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BrowserConnection.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 101,272 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 89,016 bytes and 19 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 9D717F81-9148-4f12-8568-69135F087DB0 or B939CF93-F2CB-443d-956C-DC523D85C9DB or 7 more variants. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The BrowserConnection.dll file is not a Windows core file. The BrowserConnection.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. It is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify BrowserConnection.dll related errors
Important: Some malware also uses the file name BrowserConnection.dll, for example Artemis!C94BC366E77D (detected by McAfee), and not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.SearchSuite.aia or not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.addk (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the BrowserConnection.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Url Helper 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 BrowserConnection process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the BrowserConnection.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.