What is IadHide5.dll?

IadHide5.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 IadHide5.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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IadHide5.dll file information

The process known as IAdHide

belongs to software BackWeb IAdHide or Windows Safety Alert or Logitech Desktop Messenger or Imation Disk Manager V a or U-Storage Service or Safety Alerter (version 2006) or PeoplePC:PeoplePal Toolbar or HP Backup and Recovery

by BackWeb ( or BackWeb Technologies (

Description: IadHide5.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. IadHide5.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in the Windows folder for temporary files or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or in a subfolder of C:\Windows—generally C:\windows\temp\ or C:\Documents and Settings\*username*\Local Settings\Temp\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,613 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 has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. IadHide5.dll is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. IadHide5.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. IadHide5.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IadHide5.dll. Therefore, you should check the IadHide5.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

This file causes so many problems and is basically a "pain in the ass". causes a variety of issues which remain undetected by most malware/virus cleaning software. combofix gets rid of it. my computer is running so much better.
  ITgirl   (further information)
It is spyware and a trojan
this fil could not be wiped when i ran ccleaner, i thought id search this file throughout my comp using windows search and i found 2 files that were in a folder to do with logitech, id say this is a backweb just meaning its used for updates but i dont see the point of having this file in a temp folder... i have logitech installed on this comp and the file is ther, using the same keyboard and mouse but without the software installed resulted in no IADHIDE5.dll being found. hope this helps
  Leigh Hudson  
This DLL seems to be installed with programs that have automatic update features. I'd say it's safe - but if you get some popups with CiD on them, remove the entire C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak Software Updater\7288971\\Program\temp ((may be logitech)) folder. CiD was smart enough to make thier popup program look like an Update to IAdHite5.dll.
IadHide5.dll began interjecting itself into Internet Explorer and MS Word into my Local Settings temp folder. It would not allow me to delete it. After I removed Logitech Desktop Messenger, I deleted the file with no problem.
  Pastor Jeffrey Gross   (further information)
Installed By Adware But acan't find the root. The file is ISNSTALLED into a temp directory in "My Documents", And also starts up JAVA providing an avaneu for adware to pop up. It even goes as far as opening internet explorer without a window beeing open and comercials will play again, with no window open thus no way to end process!
If this .dll had a useful purpose it would not need to hide and replicate itself at every opportunity.
it's a backweb program pretending to be hp task manager will show that and remove it.
  mikey accident  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of IadHide5.dll: based on 136 votes with 9 reviews. 38 users think IadHide5.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 15 users think it's probably harmless. 31 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 25 users suspect danger. 27 users think IadHide5.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 9 users don't grade IadHide5.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving IadHide5 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IadHide5. 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.

To help you analyze the IadHide5.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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