What is ie_spy.dll?

Ie_spy.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 IE_SPY.DLL.

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Ie_spy.dll file information

The process known as IE_SPY.DLL belongs to software Kensington MouseWorks by unknown.

Description: Ie_spy.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ie_spy.dll file is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 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 CE7C3CF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-709549C10000. There is no file information. Note: File does not exist any longer. The program has no visible window. The file is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with ie_spy.dll, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Kensington MouseWorks (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) get help from the software vendor Kensington.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ie_spy.dll. Therefore, you should check the ie_spy.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If IE_SPY.DLL 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

IE_SPY.dll is not spyware. It's a helper class that was used on earlier versions of Internet Explorer. It is used by Kensington MouseWorks to detect an infocus browser window. Earlier versions of IE used a pecular window scrolling message system. This dll allowed MouseWorks to send the correct codes for scrolling in older browsers.
  David A. Winter - Kensington Software Manager  

Summary: Average user rating of ie_spy.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks ie_spy.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ie_spy issues

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