What is Browster.dll?

Browster.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 Browster preview module.

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Browster.dll file information

The process known as Browster preview module for Internet Explorer belongs to software Browster by Browster.

Description: Browster.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Browster.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 929,792 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 1,540,096 bytes and 4 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 908A31E8-2A6E-4736-8E8A-AAF00C4AE38F. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. Browster.dll is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Browster.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using Browster.dll, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramBrowster.

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If Browster.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 929,792 bytes. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. Browster.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. The Browster.dll file is not a Windows core file. Browster.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

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

Has been rated safe by PC World and Time Mag.
  Archie McDowall   (further information)
Um google ergebnisse als previewfenster anzeigen zu lassen
Preview Browser

Summary: Average user rating of Browster.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think Browster.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Browster issues

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