What is ddrawexd.dll?

Ddrawexd.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 ddrawexd.dll.

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Ddrawexd.dll file information

ddrawexd.dll does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: Ddrawexd.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ddrawexd.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 25,947 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 39,708 bytes, 35,934 bytes or 36,992 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 372315C5-FD42-47A4-BCD3-2DA50051D084 or A8DE61E2-B290-48A6-AC99-963E825A51FB or 5023C141-E901-4D17-BE18-9518CA6BDB84 or 1728494E-9F48-44F2-AC39-F7E508183484 or 0285AC17-CDDB-45D1-85BF-B1B11DC1D6FD. It is a file with no information about its developer. Ddrawexd.dll is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Ddrawexd.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. ddrawexd.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ddrawexd.dll. Therefore, you should check the ddrawexd.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If ddrawexd.dll 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.


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Summary: Average user rating of ddrawexd.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving ddrawexd issues

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