What is getflash.dll?

Getflash.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 Flashget GetFlash Module.

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Getflash.dll file information

The process known as Flashget GetFlash Module or GetFlash Module or getflash Module or GetFlash Application

belongs to software getflash Module or FlashGet(JetCar) or FlashGet(Jetcar) or FlashGet or GetFlash Module or GetFlash Application or Blues and Contemporary or Delta Force (version 2)

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Description: Getflash.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Getflash.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 163,840 bytes (84% of all occurrences), 126,976 bytes and 6 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 F156768E-81EF-470C-9057-481BA8380DBA or A83E9D7E-119A-4A2C-94FE-2D4315ED3D40. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using getflash.dll, you can go to the support area of the Flashget website, make sure that you have installed the latest version or uninstall FlashGet or FlashGet(JetCar) software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify getflash.dll related errors

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

It's FlashGet Download Manager
Sopt the Message
yes its a download manager
This file is 100 % safe, but it crash with flash files with ie6 and ie7, go to the addons manager and disable it and the problem is solved !! :)
  Safe-Tester   (further information)
it is the download best manager
  Andie Smith   (further information)
This process is related to FlashGet download manager
Check for Flashget Dowload Manager updates
  marco   (further information)
just part of FlashGet manager
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of getflash.dll: based on 30 votes with 9 reviews. 19 users think getflash.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks getflash.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade getflash.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving getflash issues

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