What is IEPodcastPlugin.dll?

The genuine IEPodcastPlugin.dll file is a software component of doubleTwist by doubleTwist.
IEPodcastPlugin.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that is associated with doubleTwist, a music player application developed for the Windows and Android platforms. This file is a BHO (Browser Helper Object) that integrates with Internet Explorer and allows users access to podcasts straight through the browser. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. doubleTwist features an all-in-one radio, podcast and music player that works with the latest Android devices. The app also allows users to share media such as photos and videos with their friends. The Windows version lets users manage their iTunes including the ability to automatically sync bidirectionally with the iTunes library. doubleTwist also features an alarm that can use the phone gyroscope to sense a person's sleep cycle so as to calculate the precise moment to sound the morning alarm. The doubleTwist Corporation is a Norwegian digital media company that develops the and markets their eponymous music player application. doubleTwist started out from the disappointment faced by founders of the quality of software applications offered by the major device manufacturers at the time. The company was founded in 2007 by Monique Farantzos and Jon Lech Johansen and is currently headquartered in Austin, Texas. It is financially backed by Index Venture and Northzone Ventures. As of 2014, the application has been downloaded approximately 50 million times.

IEPodcastPlugin stands for Internet Explorer Podcast Plugin

IEPodcastPlugin.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 PodcastPlugin.

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IEPodcastPlugin.dll file information

The process known as 1.0 belongs to software doubleTwist BHO Plugin (version 1, 3, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 0, 0) by doubleTwist (

Description: IEPodcastPlugin.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. IEPodcastPlugin.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 61,440 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 61,952 bytes or 68,392 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 65134FDF-F8A5-4B3D-91D9-CDF273CFD578. IEPodcastPlugin.dll is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The IEPodcastPlugin.dll file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous.

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

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