What is iesdpb.dll?

Iesdpb.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 iesdpb.dll.

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Iesdpb.dll file information

The process known as iesdpb.dll belongs to software Spyware Doctor by PC Tools ( or GuideWorks Pty. ( or PC Tools Pty (

Description: Iesdpb.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Iesdpb.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—e.g. C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\tools\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 850,104 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 671,392 bytes and 10 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 B56A7D7D-6927-48C8-A975-17DF180C71AC. The program is not visible. Iesdpb.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The iesdpb.dll file is certified by a trustworthy company. Iesdpb.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with iesdpb.dll, you can also uninstall the software Spyware Doctor using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), get help from the software vendor Pctools or verify that you have installed the latest version.

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

spyware doctor Browser Monitor
Installed with Spyware Doctor version Works fine with IE7
It's from Spyware Doctor's previous version. If you uninstall Spyware Doctor and download and reinstall the newest version you'll find that it is no longer being installed.
It's part of Spyware Doctor. No problems with it on XP.
Now works ok within XP pro. Can be removed with Sysmech6 Pro very cleanly
  Roger Catignani  
This file can be found on your hard drive at: C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\
  Rebeca Simpson   (further information)
Spyware Doctor Tool Library
it's spyware doctor's file
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of iesdpb.dll: based on 28 votes with 9 reviews. 9 users think iesdpb.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 3 users think iesdpb.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade iesdpb.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving iesdpb issues

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