What is IadHide3.dll?

IadHide3.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 IadHide3.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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IadHide3.dll file information

The process known as IAdHide belongs to software BackWeb IAdHide or U-Storage Service by BackWeb (

Description: IadHide3.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The IadHide3.dll file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of C:\Windows (typically c:\Documents and Settings\*username*\Local Settings\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. IadHide3.dll is not a Windows system file. IadHide3.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. IadHide3.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with IadHide3.dll, you may also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > U-Storage Service).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IadHide3.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the IadHide3.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.


User Comments

F-Secure BackWeb component
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it has a spyware infection
Appears in users TEMP folder and cannot be deleted as it is in use
  Paul Williams  
used by f-secure anti virus
F-Secure BackWeb component
I get this file on each/every PC I install a logitech product on.. I have been using there equipment for yrs now & have NEVER had a problem with this file being present and targeted as the culprit
File from Backweb called "IadHide.dll" from company called Backweb found in my "Temp Internet Files" and could not be deleted. No uninstall feature. I found it embedded in the Hewlett Packard Updater File Folder. Had to delete entire folder to remove the "IadHide.dll" scum. Blocked HP access to my computer to prevent reinstall. They claim it is necessary for updates. Call it what you will, Backweb had developed a VERY NASTY PROGRAM. Prevents audio cd burning and shuts down MS Firewall!
  David Picou  
It's suspicious! Mine is in a Temp folder(subdirectory) of a hidden folder and is 'access denied' to me even when running as administrator in a command prompt window under Windows XP (SP2). If all they are doing is checking for updates at Logitech, then they shouldn't mind if I disable them from doing that. I can do that at my convenience. I tired of all these TSR's trying to determine update status from home base. It slows down my startup and makes me feel like I have no control nor authority over my own system. It's even worse if I have the net unavailable to them.
Also used by Kodak Easyshare program if you have install the auto updater componient
  Fabrice Blanchet  
Cannot delete from my local settings. Has blocked me from deleting all the temp internet files. Have had to resort to downgrading to IE6 to solve the problem.
It flashes up on my screen and asks to send a report or not send a report. Have to click a number of times before it will disappear. So annoying.

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Summary: Average user rating of IadHide3.dll: based on 13 votes with 11 user comments. 6 users think IadHide3.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think IadHide3.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade IadHide3.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving IadHide3 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IadHide3. 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.

To help you analyze the IadHide3.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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