What is DpOtsPluginIe8.dll?

DpOtsPluginIe8.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 DigitalPersona OTS Feedback.

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DpOtsPluginIe8.dll file information

The process known as DigitalPersona OTS Feedback or DigitalPersona OTS Feedback component belongs to software DigitalPersona Personal or DigitalPersona Pro or HP ProtectTools Security Manager or HPAsset component for HP Active Support by DigitalPersona (

Description: DpOtsPluginIe8.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The DpOtsPluginIe8.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,256,512 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 1,471,824 bytes, 1,471,752 bytes or 1,262,856 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 395610AE-C624-4f58-B89E-23733EA00F9A. The program is not visible. It is able to monitor web browsers. It is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with DpOtsPluginIe8.dll, you may also want to uninstall DigitalPersona Personal or HP ProtectTools Security Manager software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or use the software publisher's support.

Recommended: Identify DpOtsPluginIe8.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DpOtsPluginIe8.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DpOtsPluginIe8.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If DigitalPersona OTS Feedback 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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Best practices for resolving DpOtsPluginIe8 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active DpOtsPluginIe8 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the DpOtsPluginIe8.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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