What is ctbr.dll?

The genuine ctbr.dll file is a software component of Crawler Toolbar with Web by Crawler.
A toolbar from Crawler, this browser object is embedded with your browser and activates any time you search the web. It gives you enhanced browsing options for searching and saving, but its primary purpose is to gather information on the sites that you visit. It keeps track of the websites you visit and reports back to a main server. Crawler uses the data it gathers to create statistics for site usage sites and companies.

CTBr stands for Crawler Toolbar Browser Object

Ctbr.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 Crawler Toolbar Browser Object.

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Ctbr.dll file information

The process known as Crawler Toolbar Browser Object

belongs to software Crawler Toolbar with Web or Crawler Toolbar or Toolbar or Crawler Toolbar with Web Security Guard or Crawler Toolbar with Web Security or Web Security Guard with Crawler Toolbar or WebSecurityGuard Installer or Crawler Toolbar Browser Object

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Description: Ctbr.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ctbr.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,190,912 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 1,194,496 bytes and 81 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 1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411. The program is not visible. The ctbr.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. The ctbr.dll file is not a Windows core file. Ctbr.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Crawler Toolbar or Crawler Toolbar with Web, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on for support, or click on Crawler Toolbar or Crawler Toolbar with Web in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify ctbr.dll related errors

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

It is safe. Please read Crawler's privacy policy, and then read other Search engines' policies.
  Todd Karasick   (further information)
Its related to 'spyware terminator'. Has its ups & downs.
Es ist gefährlich alles bei dieser Toolbar unter "Dienste"anzuklicken unter smilies bekam ich mal eine Virus der die meisten Datein löschte
  birgit zeller  
part of Web Security Guard
  me   (further information)
This is a toolbar for Internet Explorer that I installed myself. However, it is supposed to run only when Internet explorer starts. But it runs all the time.
It is not a threat

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ctbr.dll: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think ctbr.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving ctbr issues

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