What is ie_plugin.dll?

Ie_plugin.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about Cumulative module contains VK.

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Ie_plugin.dll file information

The process known as Cumulative module contains VK, CB and OB plugins for Internet Explorer or Kaspersky Protection plugins

belongs to software Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Total Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Lab or Kaspersky Internet Security Technical

by Kaspersky Lab ZAO ( or AO Kaspersky Lab.

Description: Ie_plugin.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ie_plugin.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,700,648 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 584,664 bytes and 9 more variants. 
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 E3D96E85-529D-4269-AC6A-97CF9E2221E3 or 03C04F0A-E2A3-4F7F-BA30-BFA06FFD1358 or 7 more variants. The program has no visible window. Ie_plugin.dll is able to monitor web browsers. It is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. Ie_plugin.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with ie_plugin.dll occur, you can also uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Total Security software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7), get help from the software vendor Kaspersky or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify ie_plugin.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ie_plugin.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ie_plugin.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Cumulative module contains VK 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.


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Best practices for resolving ie_plugin issues

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

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