What is IEDevToolbar.dll?

IEDevToolbar.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 Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar.

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IEDevToolbar.dll file information

The process known as Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar belongs to software Internet Explorer Developer or Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar by Microsoft (

Description: IEDevToolbar.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The IEDevToolbar.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 623,992 bytes (80% of all occurrences), 621,384 bytes or 262,144 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 CC7E636D-39AA-49b6-B511-65413DA137A1. The program has no visible window. It is able to monitor web browsers. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. IEDevToolbar.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. IEDevToolbar.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with IEDevToolbar.dll, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar or Internet Explorer Developer)
  2) search the support area on the Microsoft website.

Recommended: Identify IEDevToolbar.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IEDevToolbar.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the IEDevToolbar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar 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

Free Browser Extension (Internet Explorer) from Microsft. Provides Web Developer features within Internet Explorer. If you don't this toolbar, remove via Control Panel Add/Remove prgrams
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extension Compatibility it's also there.nothing else to say.thanks.

Summary: Average user rating of IEDevToolbar.dll: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks IEDevToolbar.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving IEDevToolbar issues

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