Grooveex.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 SharePoint Workspace Extensions.
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Description: Grooveex.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Grooveex.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,221,328 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 4,171,424 bytes and 44 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 72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E or D0498E0A-45B7-42AE-A9AA-ABA463DBD3BF. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. Grooveex.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify grooveex.dll related errors
If grooveex.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 4,171,424 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 4,221,328 bytes and 5 more variants. The program has no visible window. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. There is no detailed description of this service. Grooveex.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. Grooveex.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If grooveex.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 4,221,328 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 4,171,424 bytes, 4,171,464 bytes or 4,171,480 bytes. The program has no visible window. Grooveex.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. The grooveex.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. Grooveex.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as grooveex.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the grooveex.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If SharePoint Workspace Extensions 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 ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active grooveex process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the grooveex.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.