How to remove the iDonate malware

The iDonate.dll file is a software component of iDonate Module by hopster.
"iDonate.dll" is a dynamic link library file for the iDonate Module of hopster. "hopster" is the business name and website name - without a capital letter. The file functions as a browser helper object (BHO) for and provides a coupon plugin for easy coupon printing, straight from the website with one click. It does not require browser updates and does not suffer from errors. It just works without browser dependency. The DLL BHO allows you to simply go to the website and print without worries. "hopster" was originally a website that provided VPN services for local schools, companies, and universities. Now it is used as a couponing site.

Most antivirus programs classify iDonate.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: e.g. BrowserModifier:Win32/iDonateBHO (detected by Microsoft), and Adware.Gen (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated iDonate software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about iDonate and how to get rid of it.

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IDonate.dll file information

The process known as iDonate or MoreGoogle belongs to software iDonate Module or MoreGoogle by hopster ( or

Description: IDonate.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. IDonate.dll is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,768 bytes (95% of all occurrences) or 53,248 bytes. 
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 397D7D63-816E-4ECF-8761-775C932C5CF1 or 6291957C-8CE9-4c90-BEFF-12D9E68CFF30. The program is not visible. IDonate.dll is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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External information from Tony Klein:

Important: You should check the iDonate.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If iDonate 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 ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

This comes with Hopster from, it seems to stay even when you uninstall Hopster
  Andrew Smith   (further information)
Comes with the hopster bridge program
  Steve S   (further information)
Comes with Hopster, also writes info into registry. such as "Browser Helper Objects","ForceRemove {397D7D63-816E-4ECF-8761-775C932C5CF1}" plus various URL's for Amazon sites, example in link below:
  IK   (further information)
I'm the author; this is not Spyware at all
  Andreas Pizsa   (further information)
The software is Ad supported but this file is not a spyware/malware file for sure. I have monitored and analyzed it. Unregistering this DLL seems to have absolutely no effect the website does not mention the file specifically but does 'promise' no spyware. I believe it but I hate ads so will uninstall this rubbish anyway and use for
  Fa   (further information)
author this file locked up my system. be careful next time and this is %100 malware/spyware dll. remove it immediately.

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Summary: Average user rating of iDonate.dll: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think iDonate.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks iDonate.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving iDonate issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active iDonate process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the iDonate.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.

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