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What is HssIE.dll?


HssIE.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if HssIE.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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HssIE.dll file information

The process known as HssIE.dll belongs to software Hotspot Shield by AnchorFree (anchorfree.com).

Description: HssIE.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HssIE.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 233,288 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 204,248 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/hssie.dll.html 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO are F9E4A054-E9B1-4BC3-83A3-76A1AE736170. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The HssIE.dll file is able to monitor Internet browsers. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. HssIE.dll is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you experience any issues with installation of HssIE.dll, you may want to look for help from the software company Anchorfree or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Hotspot Shield.

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If HssIE.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 230,448 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The HssIE.dll file is a Verisign signed file. It is able to monitor Internet browsers. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. The HssIE.dll file is not a Windows core file.
If you experience any issues with installation of HssIE.dll, you may want to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Hotspot Shield.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HssIE.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HssIE.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

Its part of the Hotspot Shield Software (proxy type)
  Jey K.  
Hotspot Shield Proxy Software by Anchor
   
Its just Hotspot Shield, if you have this .dll or .exe you installed it. Dont worry about it :) its so Hotspot shield can connect too diffrent IPs
  AnchorFree Inc.  
Hotspot Shield
   
its a part from the hotspot shield software
  hotspot  
Its part of the Hotspot Shield Software (proxy type)
  davood  
This is safe, I have tested in many ways.
  D.A.M.LIFECOACH  
Hotspot Shield program. It keeps your websessions safe. Is Java enabled. Must have Java to run this software.
  Stephanizzle  

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Summary: Average user rating of HssIE.dll: based on 12 votes with 8 user comments.
7 users think HssIE.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think HssIE.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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