What is iesmin.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the iesmin.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Iesmin.exe file information

The process belongs to software IExplorer Security Plug-in or Internet Explorer Secure Bar by unknown.

Description: Iesmin.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The iesmin.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,120 bytes (58% of all occurrences) or 5,632 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. Iesmin.exe is not a Windows system file. Iesmin.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with iesmin.exe come up, you can completely remove IExplorer Security Plug-in or Internet Explorer Secure Bar (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify iesmin.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name iesmin.exe, for example Trojan.Zlob or Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Zlob.gen!U or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Zlob.gen!O (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the iesmin.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

not much.. but I'm pretty sure its a trojan, virus. It hijacked my browser, and so far I havent been able to get rid of it. Good think I took a backup yesterday.

Summary: Average user rating of iesmin.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks iesmin.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving iesmin issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with iesmin. 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.

To help you analyze the iesmin.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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