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How to remove an Idle.dll error


Idle.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. You can fix your Idle.dll problem by downloading the correct Idle.dll file. The following information can help you determine if Idle.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Idle.dll file information

The process known as Idle Module or idle belongs to software Yahoo! Messenger or Yahoo! Inc. idle by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com).

Description: The file Idle.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 6,144 bytes (89% of all occurrences), 23,040 bytes, 24,576 bytes or 28,672 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/idle.dll.html 
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. There is no detailed description of this service. The Idle.dll file is not a Windows system file. Idle.dll is able to record keyboard inputs. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Idle.dll is able to record inputs. Idle.dll seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using Idle.dll, you can uninstall Yahoo! Messenger or Mercury from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

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

well, idle.dll is yahoo's implementation to check whether the user is idle by checking any activity on keyboard. This information is apparantly used to diplay the "idle" status of the user in the "firend's list".
  Arun  
after error
  dinesh attarde  
It may also be used by the Screensaver component of Windows, to measure the duration of a period of non-use of a machine so that the Screensaver may be set off. It may also be involved in power-saving, because, when the clock is ticking towards power saving, keyboard activity is one factor in preventing that power-reduction.
  Ian.  
Its calling SetWindowsHookEx(). It's a system hook DLL that is used to intercept mouse and keyboard events. Its apparently checking for user activity to update Yahoo Messenger status.
  Derek Viljoen  
my experiance once i scan my pc to find antyspy software and it found idle.dll.
  Nuwan Rajitha  

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Summary: Average user rating of Idle.dll: based on 7 votes with 5 reviews.
One user thinks Idle.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users don't grade Idle.dll ("not sure about it").


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