What is gcSrcAs.dll?

GcSrcAs.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 MindSpark Search Assistant.

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GcSrcAs.dll file information

The process known as MindSpark Search Assistant or WeatherBlink Search Assistant or Mindspark Search Assistant or COMPANYVERS_NAME Search Assistant

belongs to software MindSpark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer or WeatherBlink Search Assistant for Internet Explorer or Mindspark Search Assistant for Internet Explorer or COMPANYVERS_NAME Search Assistant for Internet Explorer

by MindSpark or WeatherBlink or COMPANYVERS_NAME or Mindspark.

Description: GcSrcAs.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. GcSrcAs.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 62,864 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes, 60,416 bytes or 139,848 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 9b9dcae3-be34-424c-8d73-75e305a9e091. The program has no visible window. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. The gcSrcAs.dll file is digitally signed. GcSrcAs.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with gcSrcAs.dll, you can uninstall Mindspark Interactive Network or WeatherBlink Firefox Toolbar from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program or contact Customer Service [1][2].

Recommended: Identify gcSrcAs.dll related errors

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

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

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